Jessie King is an independent filmmaker who recently graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism with a degree in documentary filmmaking. She is pursuing her MBA at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In the Dark is her debut short documentary. She is a national award-winning editorial designer and photographer, but her passion has always been in film. She decided to make this film because her older brother and father are both undiagnosed (and at times, in denial) dyslexics. She really petitioned to name the film "A Voodoo Woman Named Phyllis," however, the men below strongly urged against it. 
 About the filmmaker 


Robert serves as the filmmaker-in-chief at the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. His critically-acclaimed films include Sundance winner "Kate Plays Christine" (2016), the Gotham Awards-nominated “Actress” (2014), “Fake It So Real” (2011) and “Kati With An I (2010). The Independent named Greene one of the 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014, and he received the 2014 Vanguard Artist Award from the San Francisco DocFest. Greene has edited over a dozen features, including “Queen of Earth” (2015). Greene writes about documentary for outlets such as Sight & Sound and Filmmaker Magazine. His newest film, "BISBEE '17" is premiered at Sundance in January 2018.


Stacey is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. Woelfel is a winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism, the Emmy award, the Edward R. Murrow along with numerous regional and local awards. He has been inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a frequent instructor in free media practices for journalists worldwide. Woelfel recently authored the book Suspicious Signs and penned a chapter in Silenced: International Journalists Expose Media Censorship. He holds a doctorate in political science.

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