Phyllis is an award-winning filmmaker whose films SPENT & BURNED have presented at over 40 film festivals. She was also awarded a 100K production budget from BET. Phyllis directed the Emmy-nominated web series SEND ME, as well as having produced 30 episodes the Ernie’s Girls web series. An AFI Alum, she also worked as a director in NYC, helping new playwrights & performance artists develop their work for the stage. In Los Angeles, she created www.redballoonplayroom.com, a 12-week film boot camp for middle and high school kids in underserved areas and received a grant from LAUSD Arts partnership to teach it. Ms. Bancroft is addicted to helping people tell their stories.