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THE CYCLE

THE CYCLE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: short film
Running Time: 8’42
Year of production: 2020

LOG LINE

A distressed man drives off to the desert to escape his problems when he accidentally hits another man - who turns out to be himself. The cycle begins.

SYNOPSIS

Jack, a man suffering from a crisis in his life, drives manically to the desert to escape his problems. Suddenly, amidst the isolation of the sand, he hits a man with his car. When he approaches the man, he realizes it is himself. The car breaks and Jack is trying to carry the body out of the desert. Night kicks in. The mysteries of the desert start playing their games. The cycle begins.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Ya Man Studio
Film exports / World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

The Man, Jack: Myles Cranford
The Body, Stand In: Derick Anthony

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: short film Language: English Country of origin: USA Year of production: 2020 Total running time: 8’47’’ Shooting format: 5K Color type: color Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 wide screen Sound format: stereo

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market
The film is still going to be sent to festivals.

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Weronika Mliczewska is a director, writer of non-fiction books and public speaker. With a University degree in Anthropology and filmmaking background in the UK, Poland and USA, combined with vast travel experience, Mliczewska's natural habitat is storytelling in remote areas, often in challenging physical conditions, where fresh perspectives can be shed on the essence of the human condition.

MAIN CREDITS

Written and directed by
Weronika Mliczewska
Produced by
Weronika Mliczewska
Phil Day
Executive Producer
Nasr Al-Sahhaf
Starring
Myles Cranford
Director of Photography
Michael Ojeda
Edited by
Aaron Mathes
Music
Dan Misha Goldman
Production Manager
Taylor Beales
Camera Assistant
Juan Frausto
Sound
Taylor Beales
Sound Mix and Design
Scott Steiner
Stand In
Derrick Anthony
Make Up
Jai Tracy Johnson
Art Department
Taylor Beales
John Kwak
Still Photographer
Gerard Smulevich
Production Assistants
John Kwak
Andrei Renzhin
Post production supervisors
Alex Bowser
Aaron Mathes
Title Design
Tomasz Michalczewski
Stunt Consultant
Tomasz Lewandowski
Stunt Studio
Script Consultants
Matthew Harrison, UCLA Extension
Alie Saad
Steve Roberts
Special Thanks
Travis Fear, Canyon Drive Artist Housing
Kasia Mistewicz, Hat Hat
Mikael Lypinski
Alex Bowser
Filmed on location in
the Mojave Desert, California.
Copyright © Ya Man Studio
All Rights Reserved.
In Loving Memory Of Taylor Beales.