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Sylvia has screened at 40 film festivals Worldwide and collected 20 accolades!


Our love affair with the automobile means a car can feel like it is part of the family. Sometimes it is much more than that and on one last road trip for one family everything may not be quite what it seems.

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 –
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!


Upcoming Screenings:

Durango Independent Film Festival - March, 4-8th 2020

Festivals & Awards to date:

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019 – Gold Medal Winner *Oscar Qualifying
SCAD Film Festival 2019 – Best Editing
The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film
Cordillera International Film Festival 2019 – Jury Award Best of Fest
Pittsburgh Short Film Festival 2019 – Best Narrative Audience award
New Renaissance Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Best Actress
Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Best Actress
Top Shorts 2019 – Annual Awards – Runner Up Best Short Film
Elba Film Festival 2019 – Silver Best Actress
Elba Film Festival 2019 – Bronze Best Screenplay
Show Low Film Festival 2019 – Best of Fest
Aguilar Film Festival 2019 – Young Jury Award – Best Film
Sydney Indy Film Festival 2018 – Best Film
Norwich Film Festival 2018 – Best East Anglian Film *BIFA & BAFTA Qualifying
Tri-Force Film Festival 2018 – William Bryne Award for Promising Director
Overcome Film Festival 2018 – Best Director
London Independent Film Awards 2018 – Best Short Film
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2018 – Best Short Film
London Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Special Mention for Best Short Film



Cannes Lion’s 2019 – Young Director Award
BAFTA’s 2019 – Best Short Film Long List (Top 20)
1.4 Awards 2019 – Finalist
Underwire Film Festival 2019 – Best Producer
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2019 – Finalist Best Short Film *BAFTA Cymru Qualifying
Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Best Short Film
Chelmsford Film Festival 2019 – Screenplay
Top Shorts – Annual Awards 2019 – Best Young Actress
Detroit Shetown Film Festival 2019 – Finalist Best Film
Lift-Off Global 2018 – Best Short Film
Gold Movie Awards 2018 – Finalist Best Short Film

Official Selections

Palm Springs International Short Fest 2019 *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying
Indy Shorts International Film Festival  2019 *Oscar Qualifying
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019 *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying
Calgary International Film Festival 2019 *Oscar Qualifying
Edmonton International Film Festival 2019 *Oscar Qualifying
Cleveland International Film Festival 2020
Festival Angaelica 2019
Salut Your Shorts 2019
Foyle Film Festival 2018 *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying
Aguilar Film Festival 2019

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