“My AFI Thesis Film won BET’s Lens on Talent $100,000. That was a gift that allowed me to direct my first short out of film school. You can watch it now for free here. I’m really proud of this film. It’s an emotionally wrenching film that tells the story of a female firefighter and Air Force veteran who returns from the Iraq war suffering from PTSD. BURNED aired on BET and Centric as well as garnering substantial recognition at film festivals nationwide.
“I’m even more pleased with my latest film, “…with salt.” It’s a powerful short film that deals with the self-silencing that occurs in the aftermath of a traumatic assault. In it I explore the relationship that women have with themselves and the masks that they must wear to survive in the world.”
‘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.’
From The In Trive on YouTube. “Welcome to The In Trive: A Place For the Inspired Thriving Tribe. You’re invited to join us as our host, Ciera Payton sits down with filmmaker Phyllis Bancroft. Phyllis shares all about her journey into the entertainment industry and her latest film …with salt. Sit back, relax, and welcome to The In Trive.”
Over 25 supporters came out in NYC – here are some of the happy faces after our Urbanworld Premiere Screening
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