They come to your door, but how much do you really know about Jehovah’s Witnesses? Our animation shows you some surprising stuff (you probably didn’t know) about the worldwide religion. Find out what else we revealed.

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Reporter: Trey Bundy
Producer and Director: Michael I Schiller
Editor: Fernando Diaz
Editorial Director: Robert Salladay
Animation and Visual Effects: Naissance
Executive Producer: Amanda Pike
Sound Editor: Jim Briggs
Copy Editor: Nikki Frick

Archival footage, photos and illustrations:

  • Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc.
  • Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
  • International Bible Students Association, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • The National Archives
  • Shutterstock

Music courtesy of De Wolfe Music

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Michael I Schiller is a senior reporter and producer for Reveal. His Emmy Award-winning work spans animation, radio and documentary film.

“The Dead Unknown,” a video series he directed about the crisis of America's unidentified dead, earned a national News and Documentary Emmy Award, national Edward R. Murrow Award and national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award.

His 2015 animated documentary short film “The Box,” about youth solitary confinement, was honored with a video journalism award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter, a San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Award and a New Orleans Film Festival special jury prize, and it was nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy for new approaches.

Schiller was one the producers of the pilot episode of the Peabody Award-winning Reveal radio show and podcast. He continues to regularly produce audio documentaries for the weekly public radio show, which airs on over 450 stations nationwide. Schiller is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Trey Bundy is a former reporter for Reveal, covering youth. After beginning his career at the San Francisco Chronicle, he joined The Bay Citizen, where he covered child welfare, juvenile justice, education and crime. His work also has appeared in The New York Times, SF Weekly, The Huffington Post, the PBS NewsHour, Planet magazine and other news outlets. He has won three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2009, he won the national Hearst Journalism Award for article of the year. Bundy has a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. He is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.