A car. A family. An unwanted destination.

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Sylvia // Short Film


Sylvia has screened at 40 international film festivals, won awards at 20, made the BAFTA long-list in 2019 and qualified for Oscar consideration in 2020 - now for a limited time only, it is available to watch online! 


In a heartbeat, the things we hold dearest can so easily be stripped away. Music, ice-cream and games, Sylvia is the story of a normal family road trip. However, as the journey continues, a sense of anxiety suggests that all is not as it seems. When the final destination is reached, the heartbreaking conclusion of this true story is revealed; it is one that will stay with you forever.

Written and Directed by Richard Prendergast

Produced by Rachel Prendergast

Executive Producers - Benjamin Hartley, Andrew Buckley


Jolie Lennon
Benjamin Hartley
Gaynor Fraser
Maisie Prendergast
Evie Prendergast
Mick Fryer-Kelsey
Willow Major
Carl Harding


1st Unit

​1st AD - Andrew Prendergast
Cinematography - Rowan Biddiscombe
1st AC - Tom Coe
Sound Recordist - Blai Escayola
Make Up/Stylist - Jo Gosnell / Colour Me Me
Health and Safety - Mark Prendergast
Chaperone - Peter & Kay Carroll
Runner/Photographer - Will Dimsdale

​2nd Unit

​1st AD - Jack Simpson
Cinematography - Tom Coe
1st AC - Robbie Stevens
Drone Operator - Andy Bodycombe (HexCam)
Drone Operator - Elliott Corke (HexCam)
Cable-Cam/tracking vehicle Operator - Craig Hodgkinson
Stills Photography - Kelly Simone

Casting - MFS Casting

Script Editor - Lander Hawes

Editor - Jack Clayton Wright

Original Score - Jonathan Hamer

Special Thanks

Sabrina Archey
Kevin Duke
HexCam – hexcam.co.uk
Andrew Prendergast
Kevin Buckles & Alvin Parker - First Group Buses
Carolyn & Matthew Naylor - Naylor Flowers
Simon & Rachel Carroll
Trish Hodgkinson
Michelle Farr
Simon Scott
Andrew Saunders
Julien Mery – FILM Suffolk
Jonathan Carroll
Barry Brooks
Ed Wharton

Our amazing crew and cast!

" If you want to find the good in this world and empathy in other’s sufferings, then ‘Sylvia’ is for you. For this movie pierces your heart with its emotional storyline and heart-tugging performances, like none other." - Indie Shorts Mag, Feb 2019

Full Review - https://www.indieshortsmag.com...