The main shoot took place in the early part of 2018. Due to the talents schedule, and availability of key crew members, the principle photography was initially delayed by 4 weeks. With a very tight shooting schedule, Sylvia was wrapped in May 2018, with a subsequent 5 pick-up days allocated for second unit work.
The actual events of the story took place in the US Mid West. Whilst Sylvia was never meant to be replicating the actual location of the true story, the flat and barren landscape of Norfolk imitated the mid-Western states really well. The location was key to creating a somewhat lonely and desolate place, and very much acts as another ‘character’ in the piece.
It was decided in the pre-production phase that the film would be shot in 8k, to maximise the impact of the landscape shots. As much of the film is about the car itself, it was key to have equipment that allowed us to capture the moving vehicle in a number of scenarios. SubMotion house an array of equipment perfect for such scenarios and their tracking vehicle, cable camera system and cinematic camera setups were the sole production source behind the production of Sylvia. Along with their trusted crew of talented professionals, SubMotion pulled all the stops out to produce this beautifully cinematic and technically sophisticated film.
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
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
✨Oscar Qualified & Multi Award Winning Short Film Based On A True Story✨
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