Sylvia Sether was born and raised just outside San Francisco before spending her high school years in Corpus Christi Texas. Her father, an oil engineer, was from Norway, her mother, a school teacher, is from Los Angeles. Sylvia currently resides in LA.
A punk rock kid at heart, her love of music and photography lead her to directing/shooting & editing low-budget music videos. This gave her an opportunity to explore different visual techniques. Time-lapse, stop-motion, and shooting underwater are all part of her distinct visual style. .
In 2009 she was one of eight women to be selected for the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop For Women. In 2011 she was one of six people chosen by The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art for it's annual Young Director's Night. Her second short film OVERDRAWN won the Art Of Film Award for Best in Show. The film went on to screen at festivals nationwide.
She completed post-production in March 2013 on her third short film KING OF NORWAY. They are now submitting to festivals worldwide. KON won the Panavision New Filmmaker grant and was shot on 16mm film. The film is based on a true story.
For more about Sylvia and KING OF NORWAY check out her April 2013 interview with STORY: http://storychicago.com/updates/her-wild-and-precious-life