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DIRECTOR'S NOTES: Formerly titled "Out of the Woods" (2015; 113 min),
I was unsatisfied with the final edit of the original film. In January of 2021,
I recut and retitled the film to more truthfully convey the heart of an
uncommon love story previously obscured by too many subplots.
For those wishing to see the original 2015 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. When, as a young man, he has a near-death experience Sylvani inhabits his body and Charlie is reborn as "Bill Shiner" an up and coming professional mentalist. Thirty years later, Charlie is discovered by a documentary filmmaker who interviews him about his mysterious life. SYLVANI is about one man’s sojourn through haunted dreams and childhood memories to find his way back to his one true love.



~ Film Reviews, Cast & Crew ~
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NATHAN ROSQUIST as "The Filmmaker" and MICK ROCHE as "Charlie Atterbury"

“SYLVANI is 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, and 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 and THE CASTING PROCESS




SYLVI ALLI as "Sylvani"


DIRECTOR'S VISION STATEMENT and THE CASTING PROCESS




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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