Founded in 2000 by Tim Disney and Bill Haney, Uncommon Productions produces documentary and feature films that inspire, enlighten, and engage.
With offices on both the East and West Coast and producing partners worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to deliver quality media for theater, television and home video.
Timothy Disney - Co-founder, Writer, Director & Producer
As a founder and partner of Uncommon Productions, Tim has written, produced or directed 15 feature films, documentaries, and television programs. Tim serves as President of The Rowena Group, a private investment firm, and as a Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors, a private equity firm specializing in media, entertainment and related technologies. From 1992 to 2000, Tim served as Chairman and CEO of Virtual World Entertainment, a leading developer and operator of 3-D gaming and simulation technology.
Tim is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and member of the Board of Directors of The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc). Tim is a founder of World Connect, a non-profit specializing in micro grants to support women and children in developing countries, a founding director of Blu Homes, the leading builder of green, prefabricated housing, and founder of the Adamma Foundation, a Los Angeles-based charitable foundation.
A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Fine Arts, Tim lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Bill Haney - Co-founder, Writer, Director & Producer
Bill Haney is a filmmaker, inventor and entrepreneur. As a writer, director and producer of both narrative documentary films, he has won The Gabriel Prize, A Silver Hugo, The Earthwatch Award, A Marine Conservation Award, and an Amnesty International Award. Chosen as Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, he has won an Humanitarian Award from Harvard Medical School, a Distinguished Service Award from the Senior Olympics, the Slow Food Prize, a Genesis Award, an Achievement Award from the ACLU, been repeatedly nominated for a NAACP Image Award, been short listed for an Oscar and won the Pare Lorentz Award.
His first invention was a system for reducing air pollution from power plants, and became the basis for his first company when he was a freshman at Harvard. He has since started or helped start more than a dozen companies. He is presently the CEO of Dragonfly Therapeutics and Skyhawk Therapeutics, Boston-based biotechs building novel drugs for cancer, autoimmune disease and neurological disease.
Bill serves or has served on a variety of non-profit and government boards including for the NRDC, US EPA, US DOE, Harvard’s Kennedy School and MIT. He is a founder of World Connect, a non-profit partnered with the Peace Corps and dedicating to improving the health and welfare of mothers and children in the developing world, with programs now launched in more than 1000 villages in 24 countries.
Bill is a graduate of Harvard College and served as a Fellow of Harvard's Kennedy School. He and his wife, Maura, live in Boston, MA.