Projects

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 audio clips, hand-drawn by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton. This Webby Award-winning 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.

Kenny Stills taking a knee.

Please Rise

In this short film, featured by the Washington Post, wide receiver Kenny Stills and broadcaster Bob Costas defend the choice to take a knee during the national anthem.

Dancing Voice, Singing Body

A documentary feature about composer-singer-choreographer Meredith Monk, one of the great artistic pioneers of our time. Featuring Björk and David Byrne.

Bill Burns meets Bashar al-Assad

The Back Channel

Ambassador Bill Burns, dubbed "America's secret diplomatic weapon" by The Atlantic, reveals the behind-the-scenes power struggles that led to America's dangerous abandonment of diplomacy. With animation by Yoni Goodman.

Photo of refugee face with eye graphic.

Trust

A character-driven series about blockchain (the technology behind bitcoin), which promises to tackle global problems from human trafficking to electoral fraud. With Executive Producer Dan Rather.

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Ted and Aaron

An animated feature about technology and freedom, based on the writings and tragic life stories of two child prodigies. A collaboration with animator Paul Barritt.

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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