Sylvia team warm up for Suffolk Shorts on BBC Breakfast!

Good Morning!

This morning Rachel and Richard Prendergast, the producer/director team behind the multi-award wining short film which was Suffolk Shorts’ headliner at First Light Festival, joined the BBC Breakfast team in the studio. Sabrina, the American woman whose true story the film was based on, joined on screen for the interview. We will be screening Sylvia again at our Best of the Fest event this Saturday at Leiston Film Theatre (3.30pm, doors open at 3.00pm). Following the screening they will taking part in a Q&A, hosted by Imogen Walford of Radio 4’s Today Programme so we were delighted that they had a chance to warm up!

Last chance to see

Sylvia has been winning awards all over the world, most recently the Gold award at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. The festival screens in over 300 venues and is crucial for that Oscar entry qualification. Following the interview Rachel’s phone did not stop ringing with people wanting to see it. We are delighted that we can offer the last booked screening in the UK on Saturday.

Next step the Oscars?

Sylvia has qualified to be entered for the Oscars. It’s a really strong contender in the 170 short films it’s up against. It grabs you by the heart, and stays with you – you’ll find yourself humming ‘Sylvia’ by Doctor Hook for weeks, even if you don’t remember it the first time round. At a recent screening Rachel found herself sitting, slightly squished, between two strangers who were both large men. At the end of the screening she felt them shaking. They were both sobbing. You have been warned.

Suffolk Shorts is really looking forward to welcoming the audience and the Sylvia team to the screening, which is free. You can call the Film Theatre on 01728 830549 or book online.

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