Billy Disney

video portfolio

The Movement w/ Darnell Moore

2016 - Mic

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You really need to watch ‘The Movement’. Activist, writer and Mic editor Darnell L. Moore hosts this important new web series about unexpected and inspirational survival stories from around the country.

Shani Saxon-Parrish, Colorlines


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Scripting, Editing

Collaborators: Darnell Moore, Regina Dellea, Antonia Hylton, Jimmy Shelton, Christian Mazza, Justine Bo, Sabrina Sayeed, John Lagomarsino, Sam Kahrar, Liran Okanon, Tri Vo

Flip The Script w/ Liz Plank

2014-2015 - Mic

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Flip the Script's first season got over 43 million hits since it's premiere, so I'm excited to see it back for a second season. What's more, you can expect Season 2 to pack an even more powerful punch.

ERIN MCKELLE FISCHER, Bustle


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Shooting, Scripting, Editing

Collaborators: Liz Plank, Regina Dellea, Sam Thonis, Justine Bo, John Lagomarsino, Christian Mazza, Jimmy Shelton, Antonia Hylton, Sabrina Sayeed, Sam Kahrar, Alfred Marroquín, Liran Okanon

Obama: The Mic Interview crew

Obama: The Mic Interview

2015 - Mic

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Mic asked readers what they wanted to know about the Iran deal. Young people from around the world submitted video questions on a wide range of issues related to the deal: how inspections of Iran's program will work, how the deal affects Israel, what the deal means for U.S.-Iran relations and much more.

Jake Horowitz, Mic


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Shooting, Scripting, Editing

Collaborators: Regina Dellea, Jake Horowitz, James Allen, Stefan Becket, Jimmy Shelton, Christian Mazza, Mike Henrichs, Antonia Hylton, Liran Okanon, Tri Vo

Obama: The Mic Interview crew

Future Present w/ Daisy Rosario

2015 - Mic

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Our very own Daisy Rosario hosted Mic’s “Future Present” series, which explores how technology is making the world a better place. In all, Daisy appeared in five Season 1 videos. (FYI: The Facebook versions of the videos got over 10 million views.)

Latino USA


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Shooting, Scripting, Editing

Collaborators: Regina Dellea, Jake Horowitz, James Allen, Jimmy Shelton, Christian Mazza, Mike Henrichs, Antonia Hylton, Liran Okanon, Tri Vo

Future Present crew

Small Empires w/ Alexis Ohanian

2013 - The Verge

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is teaming up with Joshua Topolsky's The Verge for a 10-part web series that tells the stories behind the early days of New York-based tech startups. […] Ohanian described the show in elevator pitch-style as "Inside the Actor’s Studio meets Dirty Jobs for tech in New York."

Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter


Role: Development, Directing, Shooting, Editing

Collaborators: Alexis Ohanian, Jordan Oplinger, Stephen Greenwood, Adam Scigliano, Regina Dellea, John Lagomarsino, Zach Goldstein, Christian Mazza, Greg Sextro, Adam Egelman, Cory Schmitz, Brent Laverty, Samantha Mason, Joshua Topolsky, Chad Mumm, Kyle Kramer, Mike Boyle, Courtland Noble, Daniel Nidel, Cosmo Scharf, Jose Ochoa, Ryan Manning

On The Verge w/ Joshua Topolsky

2011-2014 - The Verge

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A variety talkshow for The Verge, recorded in front of a live audience in New York.


Role: Direction, Development, Segment Production, Editing

Collaborators: Joshua Topolsky, Chad Mumm, Jordan Oplinger, Nina Sokoler, Regina Dellea, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Joanna Stern, Ross Miller, Michael Shane, Kyle Kramer, Nathan Cykiert, Trent Wolbe, Misha Shyukin, Noah Shulman, Cory Schmitz, Zach Goldstein, Nathan Mcgarigal, Marcos Bueno, Will Buikema, Dave Kaufman, Creighton Desimone, Sam Thonis, John Lagomarsino, Christian Mazza, Alan Chow, Nicole Cap, Lawrence Daufenbach, Corey Gailit, Arlene Muller, TC Sottek, Allison Anderson, Mary Downey, Matthew Piercy, Rohan Williams, Ronsard Humphrey, Tony Benjamin, Abad Rosa, Rocky Shinh, Brendan Murphy, Ryan Manning, Jimmy Shelton, John Havas, Travis Butler, Bryan Osborne, Dan brantigan, Halsey Queman, Kevin Watson, Stan Gregory, Andrea Clift, Sasha Grossman, Andy Starkweather, Dan Brantigan, Bill Higgins, Bryan Pugh, "Rambo" Cross, Steve Chauncey, Imani Wright, Jim Patterson, Jeff Sterrenberg, Dave Chalfant, Sean Hanley, Kevin Hastings, Sean Mattison, Nate Chapman, Jon Silva, Max Davis, Ray Hoover, JM Hurley, Isaac Cohen, Justyn Davis, Zack Kuperstein, Ray Hoover, Pedro Luna, Keun Wan Park, Steve Dombrowski, Joaquin Giraud, John Copjec, Bill Peloquin, Talia Keren-Zvi, Alexander Roman, Ted Rodgers, Jimmy Yeret, Sam Marks, Gordie Hendrick, James Brace, Owen Hope, Cary Mitchell, Kevin Henthorn, Maree Delarrard, Andres Sanclemente, Ben Moe, Anderson Rolph, Cosmo Scharf, Tyler Gold, Joshua Cherkes, Nick Fondulis, Courtland Noble, Jacob Moe

The Verge: Reviews

2011-2014 - The Verge

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I developed the The Verge's signature review style before the site launched, and helped it evolve over the years.


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Shooting, Editing

Collaborators: Jordan Oplinger, John Lagomarsino, Zach Goldstein, Christian Mazza, Sam Thonis, Ryan Manning, Regina Dellea, Joshua Topolsky, Joanna Stern, David Pierce, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, Vlad Savov, Dan Seifert, Sean Hollister, Ellis Hamburger, Kyle Kramer, Chad Mumm, Nina Sokoler, Creighton Desimone, Tre Shallowhorn

The Verge: Events

2011-2014 - The Verge

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I helped The Verge develop a style and strategy for video coverage at events ranging from Apple keynotes to political conventions.


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Directing, Shooting, Editing

Collaborators: Literally everyone who ever worked for The Verge, plus a few more.

The Verge: Features

2011-2014 - The Verge

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I produced The Verge's first feature video before the launch of the site in October 2011, and helped lead and develop Verge Video's award-winning short doc efforts over the next 3 years.


Role: Creative Direction, Development, Directing, Producing, Shooting, Editing

Collaborators: Jordan Oplinger, Sam Thonis, John Lagomarsino, Christian Mazza, Ryan Manning, Zach Goldstein, Stephen Greenwood, Erin Lee Carr, Jimmy Shelton, Regina Dellea, Kyle Kramer, Nina Sokoler, Chad Mumm, Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Thomas Houston, Laura June, Joseph L. Flatley, Katie Drummond, Paul Miller, Adrianne Jeffries, Russell Brandom, Chris Ziegler, Matthew Schnipper, Dieter Bohn, David Pierce, Jesse Hicks, Matt Stroud, Joshua Kopstein, Ben Popper, Trent Wolbe, Greg Sandovol, Tre Shallowhorn, Pablo Korona, Creighton Desimone