Silvia

Silvia spends her last day in the small town she grew up in before leaving forever.
Silvia, twenty-two year old, works as a waitress in a small bar in town so she can support her deadbeat dad and her little brother Leo. Each day is like the next.
Unexpectedly, Franco, her fiance, gets back in town and breaches in her endless daily routine of sameness inviting her to leave with him to Australia. Silvia starts to see the possibility to end the gray in which her life was fading.
On the other hand, the thought of her brother and hopeless father bring Silvia back to reality and to a promise. So Silvia's interior journey begins.
And through the last moments spent with her family will she become aware of the right choice for her?

  • Alexander Edwards
    Director
  • Alexander Edwards
    Writer
  • Isabella Trani
    Writer
  • Alexander Edwards
    Producer
  • Giorgia Fumagalli
    Key Cast
    "Silvia"
  • Alessio Bergamasco
    Key Cast
    "Papà"
  • Michele Dalmazi
    Key Cast
    "Franco"
  • Luca Barbato
    Key Cast
    "Leo"
  • Simone Fabbro
    Key Cast
    "Bar owner"
  • Edoardo Vojvoda
    Director of photography
  • Denis Ronchese
    Original music/Composer
  • Antonio Sommariva
    Original music/Composer
  • Aleksija Antonic
    Production assistant
  • Consuelo Bolzan
    Production assistant
  • Alessandra Sartor
    Set decorator
  • Alessandra Sartor
    Makeup Artist
  • Alessandra Sartor
    Costumer
  • Andrea Blasetig
    Boom Operator
  • Teresa Scarcia
    Boom Operator
  • Andrea Blasetig
    Sound Mixer
  • Riccardo Vojvoda
    Sound Mixer
  • Riccardo Vojvoda
    Sound Editor
  • Irene De Savorgnani
    Assistant Director
  • Daniela Benedetti
    Script Supervisor
  • Alexander Edwards
    Editor
  • Alexander Edwards
    Locations Manager
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Silvia
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Coming of age, drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    November 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, Slovenia
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Alexander Edwards

Alexander Edwards, born in 1994 is an Italian American director. Born and raised in Italy, son of an Air Force veteran, he studied abroad in Italy and obtained a Degree in Audio-Visual Techniques and Media Production (Film Studies) with the maximum score. During his studies he started working as an assistante editor in the post production studio of Edoardo Vojvoda in Porcia (PN), Italy. Afterwards he started his filmmaking career by producing, directing and editing his first short movie, "Silvia", as his thesis in 2017.

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Director Statement

I believe that the only kind of art that deserves to be produced is that art that tells you something, tha moves you. So all the growing technology and media has to be used and exploited in order to tell a good story, everytime. And my belief is that there is only one story that deserves to be narrated: the conflict of the human heart with itself.
"Silvia", my first movie, is my attempt to start my career, but especially it's my first attempt to tell a story about human heart in conflict with itself. My hope is to reach out and be in contact with the audience by narrating a story in which they can relate.
“Silvia” is the choice we all have to face sooner or later between staying or going.
The journey the girl has to take is an inner one. She has to take control of her life and make her one choices without being carried by others or by the events that happen in her life. She has to solve he inner conflicts and fight for everyting, as we all must do sooner or later.
It's an opportunity, a conflict, a bridge; but above all it's a evolving path of discovery: in the end staying or going is not important, but become aware of the fact that, no matter what choice you may take, it will be the right one.