"Sylvio endures a classic journey. Norman Rockwell by way of Pee Wee Herman." - Eric Kohn, IndieWire
"The jokes are consistently inventive and the counteracting pathos on point." - Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter
"Sylvio is, at heart, a tale of independent artistry and its snares. The result is a generous, achingly tender comedy that offers some of the loopiest, most wondrously inventive humor..."
-Richard Brody, The New Yorker
"Sylvio gave me belly laughs. " Bill Arceneaux, Film Threat
It's the story of a small town gorilla, Sylvio, 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 puppet show that highlights the quiet moments of life. He accidentally joins a local TV program and a series of on-air mishaps threaten to shatter his identity, sending him on a journey of self-discovery.
History: Sylvio was born on Vine, where he racked up over 500,000 followers and 100 million loops
Cast: Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley, Tallie Medel, Meghan Doherty
Directed by Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley; Written by Albert Birney, Kentucker Audley and Meghan Doherty; Produced by Meghan Doherty, Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley; Edited by Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley; Production Design by Peter Davis; Art Direction by Casey Lambert
Festivals: SXSW, Maryland Film Festival, IFF Boston, Atlanta Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival and more