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DIRECTOR'S NOTES: Formerly titled "Out of the Woods" (2015-18; 113 min.).
I was dissatisfied with the edit which obscured the heart of this story with too
many subplots. In February of 2021, I recut and retitled this movie to more
truthfully convey what I failed to discover in the first version. For those
interested in viewing the earlier version,
click this. - Antero



TRAILER and SYNOPSIS





 

SYLVANI (2015/2021; 83 min. USA) As a young boy, Charlie played with an imaginary friend he called "Sylvani" who later accompanies him through manhood and on into old age. As a young man he has a near-death experience, and when Sylvani inhabits his body, Charlie is reborn as "Bill Shiner" an up and coming professional mentalist in Reno, Nevada. Thirty years later, Charlie is discovered by a documentary filmmaker who interviews him about his mysterious life. SYLVANI follows one man’s sojourn through haunted dreams and childhood memories to find his one true love.



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NATHAN ROSQUIST as "The Filmmaker" and MICK ROCHE as "Charlie Atterbury"

“A haunting, visually engaging, thematically intriguing
and dramatically exciting film... beautifully photographed,
well-edited, and finely acted".
- Charles Kruger, flickstorm



Left: ROBIN COOMER as "Lorraine" and ANDREW GUREVICH as "Frank Nation"
Right: ALICIA IVANHOE as "Bonnie" and MALACHI MAYNARD as "Charlie/Bill Shiner"


"A provocative endeavor that mixes mysticism with sharp satire
and rueful emotional drama, the result is a profound statement on
how we see ourselves and how we want to be perceived by others."

-
Phil Hall for Cinema Crazed


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VISION STATEMENT, THE CASTING PROCESS, PRODUCTION STILLS




SYLVI ALLI as "Sylvani"


DIRECTOR'S VISION STATEMENT

THE CASTING PROCESS

PRODUCTION STILLS




About the Filmmaker




ANTERO has been writing and directing noncommercial feature-length art films
since 1993. His deep background in experimental theatre (since 1975) imprints
his movies with their distinct style and theatricality. His movies are extensively
reviewed at filmthreat.com and screen publically in Portland OR and online.

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