Sylvia team warm up for Suffolk Shorts on BBC Breakfast!

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, were interviewed on BBC Breakfast. They were joined on screen by Sabrina, the American woman whose true story the film was based on. We will be screening Sylvia again at our Best of the Fest event this Saturday at Leiston Film Theatre (3.30pm, door open at 3.00pm) and 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!

The interview is available on the iPlayer until 10th October.

Last chance to see

Sylvia has been winning awards all over the world, most recently the Gold award at the Manhattan Short Film Festival, which screens in over 300 venues. They have been inundated with people wanting to see it, following the interview, so 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 and it’s a 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. If you haven’t seen Sylvia might be worth noting that at a recent screening the producer found herself sitting, slightly squished, between two strangers who were both large men, at the end 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. It’s free, but booking a seat is recommended and there’s a 60p booking fee. You can call the Film Theatre on 01728 830549 or book online.

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