The Filmmakers

IMG_2545Cody Meirick, Producer/Director

After six years managing filming and production services for a nonprofit initiative aimed at improving early education at Erikson Institute, Cody has gained a unique perspective on childhood development. He has years of experience developing web content, video, and media in the pursuit of understanding young children and how to best educate them. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature and a 5-year-old son who likes to play monster games, it was a foregone conclusion that his first documentary would revolve around a subject so fitting as the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series.



IMG_7799David Thomas, Director of Photography

David Leroy Thomas is a Chicago-based cinematographer that works within the documentary, music, and commercial world. He is currently working on two short documentary pieces, working freelance around the country, and still trying to find the time for his own “passion projects”. He has worked for clients including MCA Chicago, Filter Magazine, AIC, Toyota, FBC, and Adidas. For more of a visual documentation visit