Sylvia is now an OSCAR QUALIFIED and will enter for consideration to the 2020 Academy Awards.


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:

Underwire Film Festival 2019 

Calgary International Film Festival 2019 *Oscar Qualifying

Edmonton International Film Festival 2019 *Oscar Qualifying

Manhattan SHort Film Festival 2019 *Oscar Qualifying

Show Low Film festival 2019

Festivals & Awards to date:




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


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




BAFTA - Best Short Film Long List (Top 20)

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival - Finalist Best Short Film *BAFTA Cymru Qualifying

Chelmsford Film Festival - Best Actress

Chelmsford Film Festival - Best Short Film

Chelmsford Film Festival - Best Screenplay

Top Shorts - Annual Awards - Best Young Actress


Lift-Off Global - Best Short Film

Gold Movie Awards - Finalist Best Short Film


Official Selection 


Foyle Film Festival *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying

Palm Springs International Short Fest *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying

Indy Shorts International Film Festival *Oscar Qualifying

Still Voices Short Film Festival

Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival *Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying

Show Low Film festival

Underwire Film Festival 

Calgary International Film Festival *Oscar Qualifying

Edmonton International Film Festival *Oscar Qualifying

Manhattan SHort Film Festival *Oscar Qualifying

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