The Merge

The Merge" is a thought-provoking affirmative drama that tells the story of Elonia, a woman struggling with negative emotions and self-doubt. After a series of traumatic events, Maya's mental state is at an all-time low, and she begins to question the very fabric of her existence.

  • Phyllis Toben Bancroft
    ...with salt
  • Phyllis Toben Bancroft
  • Phyllis Toben Bancroft
  • Kayla Manuel
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    4k Black Magic
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Director Biography - Phyllis Toben Bancroft

Phyllis Bancroft is a talented filmmaker and director who pursued her passion for storytelling with just $500 when she moved from NYC to LA. Her recent success includes the award-winning short film “...with salt,” which has been selected at over fifteen festivals and won Best Actress at The Culver City Film Festival. Phyllis's impressive portfolio includes her role as Supervising Director for the Emmy-nominated web-series "Send Me," creator/producer of the BET Lens on Talent-winning "SPENT," and director of "BURNED," currently available on Tubi. She is also the CEO and Master Teaching Artist of Red Balloon Playroom, a 12-week film bootcamp for high school students. Drawing from her own experience as an adoptee and outlier, Phyllis creates films that connect with those searching for their own tribe.

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