PHYLLIS TOBEN BANCROFT
Director | Writer | Producer
Director | Producer
An emotionally wrenching film that tells the story of a female fire fighter 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.
Web Series Director
An award winning web-series whose lead actress, Tracie Thoms, was nominated for an Emmy. Cast included the fine talents of Gabrielle Carteris, Jasika Nicole, Jerrika Hinton, and Ahmed Best, among others. Helmed by writer/producer Steve Harper. This web series has over 1.66 million viewers.
SPENT: consumed by consumption
Writer | Producer
A timely, heart breaking story of a woman who is consumed by consumption. The film is the recipient of numerous honors and has been screened at more than 30 film festivals. Honors include a “Best Short Film” award, being screened at Lionsgate’s annual screening series (“Expose Your Shorts”), and being named a Finalist at the USA Film Festival. Winner of the B.E.T. Lens on Talent competition, a production budget of $100K.
Web Series Producer
A comedic look at modern marriage and fatherhood through the life of ‘Ernie,’ a husband and father who is teeming with testosterone and drowning in a sea of estrogen. Hilarious and moving, it has been the recipient of several honors, including the L.A Web Series award for “Outstanding Achievement.”
“Phyllis is a true leader. She was solid in her leadership – clear in her interactions with the cast and the crew. She brings professionalism, a humanity and humor to the set along with a producer’s sensibility.”