Daphne McWilliams began her producing career by producing music videos for artists such as: Blues Traveler, Notorious BIG and Queen Latifah. In 1995, she was hired to line produce the Academy Award®-nominated documentary “Four Little Girls” directed by Spike Lee and produced/edited by Sam Pollard; Mr. Pollard is the Executive Producer on “In a Perfect World…” which is Daphne’s documentary directorial debut.
Since the 1990’s she has line-produced shorts, commercials and independent feature films. In August of 2011, Daphne directed both a video for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s educational program Webop (http://academy.jazz.org/webop/) and their first music video entitled “Shakey Shake Shake,” produced by musician Matt Wilson, featuring 90-year-old Cuban legend percussionist Maestro Candido Camero.
Her other credits include Martin Scorsese’s “The Blues” documentary series, where she line-produced “Feels Like Coming Home,” directed by Martin Scorsese, “Warming by the Devils Fire,” directed by Charles Burnett and the recently released documentary “Slavery by Another Name,” directed by Sam Pollard and narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
Daphne was raised on Staten Island along with her parents and seven brothers
and sisters. She currently resides in NYC.