Daphne McWilliams began her career in front of the camera as a child actor and then behind it as a producer of music videos for such artists as Blues Traveler, the Notorious B.I.G., and Queen Latifah. In 1995, she was hired to produce the Academy Award–nominated 4 Little Girls, directed by Spike Lee, a documentary about the murder of four African American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Since that time, she has worked on the films The Curious Case of Curt Flood (dir. Spike Lee, 2011); Slavery by Another Name (dir. Samuel D. Pollard, 2012); and Maynard (dir. Samuel D. Pollard, 2018), among many others. In 2016, Daphne McWilliams’s directorial debut, In a Perfect World, premiered on Showtime.