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Richard Prendergast
  • United Kindom
  • 17"
  • 2018
Wednesday 4, 21:00
Cine Amor
• 75 min.


A loving family set off in their car on what seems like a carefree family outing. As Mandy drives, they sing along to a favorite song, stop for ice- creams and play eye-spy. However, it gradually becomes clear that this isn’t a family outing after all, and that their destination isn’t a happy one. In fact, their destination is the house of a man, due to buy their car, and only once the car has stopped does the actuality of the narrative fully manifest.

Festivals and awards

Sylvia is now an OSCAR QUALIFIED short film - acceptance as one of just 10 films in to Manhattan Short Film Festival qualifies us for the 2020 Academy Award consideration.


New Renaissance Film Festival - Best Actress

Chelmsford Film Festival - Best Actress

Cordillera International Film Festival - Jury Award Best of Fest

The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival - Best Short Film

Top Shorts - Annual Awards - Best Actress

Top Shorts - Annual Awards - Runner Up Best Short Film

​Awards 2018

​Sydney Indy Film Festival - Best Film

Norwich Film Festival - Best East Anglia Film *BIFA & BAFTA Qualifying

Tri-Force Film Festival- William Bryne Award for Promising Director

Overcome Film Festival - Best Director
London Independent Film Awards - Best Short Film

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival - Best Short Film

London Lift Off Film Festival - Special Mention for Best Short Film

Richard Prendergast

Richard has a truly natural ability for beautiful story telling through film and video. His vision and passion, backed by his in depth technical ability and experience, make for exceptional thought provoking watching. He has written and directed Sylvia, pouring over every meticulous detail within all aspects of the script and filming. The results are an astoundingly beautiful film that has brought many people to tears.

Director: Richard Prendergast

Producer: Rachel Prendergast

Executive Producer: Benjamin Hartley, Andrew Buckley

Editor: Jack Clayton-Wright

Screenwriter: Richard Prendergast

Cinematographer: Rowan Biddiscombe, Tom Coe

Sound: Blai Escayola Bosch

Music: Jonathan Hamer

Principal Cast: Jolie Lennon, Benjamin Hartley, Gaynor Fraser, Maisie Prendergast

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