Friday, April 28

Special Events ArchiveIndependent Film Festival Boston 2017


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Massachusetts Premiere

Expected to be in attendance: Directors Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney

Genre: Narrative
Runtime: 80
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Director: Kentucker Audley & Albert Birney
Twitter: @simplysylvio
Facebook: simplysylvio

SYLVIO is the story of a small-town gorilla who is stuck in his job at a debt-collection agency. Deep down, he just wants to express himself with his hand puppet, Herbert Herpels, and his experimental puppet show highlighting the quiet moments of life. When he accidentally joins a local TV program, a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on an adventure of self-discovery in which reality and fantasy start to blend.

Albert Birney (FUNNY BUNNY, IFFBoston 2015) and Kentucker Audley (THE SACRAMENT, IFFBoston 2014) write, directed, and star alongside Sylvio himself.

“Sylvio endures a classic journey toward making peace with his existence, and that’s enough to make it worthwhile.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Sylvio gave me belly laughs and evocative feels. Thus far, it is my favorite film of the year. A most disturbing year, but still.” – Bill Arceneaux, Film Threat