"Hiding in Pain Sight" [Documentary Short]
*SECOND PLACE FOR BEST VIDEO BY THE MISSOURI PRESS ASSOCIATION* At the close of 2018, a curious photo editor wanted to know where the Columbia Missourian had been sending photographers and videographers throughout the year. She generated a map from her research and found there were neighborhoods in Columbia where staff was seldom sent. We wanted to correct ourselves. Since January 2019, visual journalists have been sent to these areas to get to know locals and amplify their voices. These are a few of many stories. Director: Phoebe Mussman Editor: Phoebe Mussman Cinematographers: Jacob Moscovitch, Ethan Weston, Jenna Kieser, Phoebe Mussman Producers: Jennifer Mosbrucker, Emily Nevils Associate Producer: Brian Kratzer
"Eclipse Enchantment" [Documentary Short]
On August 21st 2017, the sun and moon aligned, offering thousands of people across the U.S. an unforgettable sight. As it became known the line of totality crossed Columbia, MO, pagans and travelers flocked to Oak Spirit Sanctuary to honor the solar eclipse. This chronicles their experience. Filmed and edited by Phoebe Mussman, Emily Dunn, Emil Lippe, & Annmarie Welser.
"Fight for the First" [Event Video]
On July 26, 2018 in NYC, students, alumni, and guests of the Missouri School of Journalism explored the future of news and freedom of the press at a panel discussion and screening of the documentary “Fight for the First.” This is the event's official video: filmed, edited, and produced by Phoebe Mussman.
"Implicit Impacts of the Contra War" [Archival Documentary]
This archival short dives deep into the pivotal causes and results of the Contra War through original war footage, 80's news reels, and an interview with Sara Clark, who just spent a full year living in Nicaragua. Created through the Johnathan Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.
"Qualm & Quietus" [Trailer]
Official trailer for "Qualm & Quietus," an award-winning documentary short on death and the understanding of faith. Director: Phoebe Mussman. Starring: Kerry Lynn Kasten-Easter. Best Short Documentary: Florence Film Awards Best Documentary Short: 2020 Directors Circle Festival of Shorts Best Cinematography & Sound: Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival Finalist: LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV - World Cine Fest Official Selection Silver Award for Best Documentary Short: IMDb Independent Shorts Awards 2019 Winner for Outspoken Voices: Outer Docs Nominee for Best Documentary Short: Top Indie Honorable Mention: First Friday Film Festival
"Sounds of Mindfulness." [Auditory Documentary]
In this short, B.R.E.A.T.H.E. meditation organizer Christopher Shannon discusses how daily sounds subconsciously affect us and how particular sounds which have been used for centuries- or even millennia- to focus human consciousness. To mirror the mentality of mindfulness, most of this video does not include visuals and prompts viewers to use the extra space to focus on audio and contemplation. The film's minimal footage explores a handmade Shiva temple resting in the surrounding mountains of Santa Fe.