‘The most important factor behind my success is community. Nurturing supportive friendships and alliances have been extremely beneficial when it comes to reaching my goals. My latest project “…with salt.” is a powerful short film that deals with the self-silencing that occurs in the aftermath of a traumatic assault. When I was crowdfunding for the film’s campaign, I was able to call on experienced friends who helped me organize and strategize. Soliciting money is a full-time job, an art form in itself. Without their help, it would have been very difficult for me to reach my goal.’

Read the ShoutOutLA Q&A with filmmaker Phyllis Bancroft about her latest project, the short film “…with salt.”