George Billard is an award-winning producer, writer, director, cinematographer and photographer. He works across cultural boundaries in every kind of environment, and has honed an ability to craft compelling, highly visual narratives in work that ranges from advertising to documentaries, television and film. He has helmed productions in over forty countries.
His latest film, They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief is currently available on Netflix.
His work has been featured at festivals including The Mill Valley Film Festival, The Atlanta Film Festival, IFP, The Asian American International Film Festival, New Filmmakers New York, LA Shorts, The Orlando International Film Festival and The Woods Hole Film Festival.
He co-created the A&E series The Well-Seasoned Traveler. In addition to his work as co-producer/writer, he directed and photographed ten episodes in seven countries.
His corporate clients include: Toyota, Merrill Lynch, American General, Dannon, Gallo, Panasonic, Care, Warner Lambert, Revlon and Starwood Hotels.
In 2005, Billard pursued his interest in international foreign policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was awarded a Master's Degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis on negotiation and conflict resolution.
George Billard is currently in production on a ten-part podcast series about the death penalty in Louisiana, and a feature documentary, Amateur, following the lives of amateur mixed-martial arts fighters in New York City. Dispossessed, a feature film based upon his award-winning screenplay is slated to begin production in 2019.