Projects

Bodycam image from officer involved in the case examined in Doctor's Orders.

Doctor's Orders

The investigation of a suburban woman’s murder reveals a conspiracy involving her husband -- a respected doctor -- and a motorcycle gang. Co-production with Joe Berlinger.

Photo of Dan Rather presenting for the camera.

Blockchain Unchained

A web series exploring how blockchain (the technology behind bitcoin) is being used to tackle global problems such as human trafficking, food shortages, and electoral fraud. Co-production with Dan Rather.

Still image from Trump Bites depicting a massive titan of industry shaking a tiny Trump's hand.

Trump Bites

Short animated films based on actual Donald Trump utterances, hand-drawn by two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. The series premiered on nytimes.com. View the first three episodes here.

Photograph of the 1964 Olympic Torch Ceremony

Ashes to Gold

A virtual reality film and feature-length documentary about the 1964 Olympics and the rise of post-war Tokyo.

Detail of original Reefer Madness poster.

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.

Military photo of Saddam Hussein.

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.

Illustration by Yoni Goodman for the New York Times essay.

Home Free

Short documentary animated by Yoni Goodman, the Oscar-nominated animator behind Waltz with Bashir, about the meaning of home in a transient society. Based on the New York Times essay "Our Year of Living Airbnb".

Filmmakers

Photograph of Billy Shebar speaking at a Tribeca Film Festival event.

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.

Illustration of David C. Roberts by Yoni Goodman.

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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