Known as a focused, calm, creative collaborator, Phyllis has directed several films, three episodes of the web-series "Send Me" (Supervising director for all six) and over 25 plays, (Mostly NYC venues), She's also produced ten short films over 32 episodes of the web series "Ernie's Girls."
A current member of the Actor’s Studio West's Director’s Unit and P/D Lab, SAG-AFTRA, Film Independent, and an original member of the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab. An M.F.A. in Producing from the AFI Conservatory and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Phyllis also created the women's accountability/peer support group, Nurture Nest, and her company Phyllite Productions is a Community Arts Partner of the LAUSD Board of Education with the program she originated, Red Balloon Playroom.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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