Projects

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Trust

A character-driven docu-series about blockchain (the technology behind bitcoin), which promises to tackle global problems from human trafficking to electoral fraud. Can we trust this new technology? Dan Rather is the narrator and Executive Producer.

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Trump Bites

Short animated films based on actual Donald Trump audio clips, hand-drawn by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. This viral series premiered on the New York Times web site, where it led all content for three straight days. View the first three episodes here.

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Doctor's Orders

A true crime series about greed, murder, and municipal corruption, set against the backdrop of America's opioid epidemic. In collaboration with Academy Award nominee Joe Berlinger.

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Dan Rather's Reefer Madness

A documentary that uses the cult classic Reefer Madness as a window on America's complex relationship with marijuana. Co-production with Dan Rather and Bob Shaye, the founder of New Line Cinema.

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A Case For War

A documentary series on the diplomatic blunders that led to the Iraq War. Co-production with Time Inc. and Cinemar Films.

Lebbeus Woods

Ted and Aaron

A feature-length documentary about technology and freedom, based on the writings and tragic life stories of two child prodigies.

Filmmakers

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Billy Shebar

Billy Shebar is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer of TV series and independent films. Recent credits include DarkNet for Showtime, and Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio (with Joe Berlinger) for Spike. His feature-length screenplay for Dark Matter, starring Meryl Streep, won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance.

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David C. Roberts

David Roberts is a former US diplomat and physicist, turned writer/filmmaker. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs. After bouncing between five continents, he and his wife have finally settled in New York City.

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