After being chased by two bullies who destroyed his bike, Ahmad searches for safety and acceptance with the neighborhood thugs who came to his rescue. Soon, their continued protection comes at a price.
Written by James F. Clark & Clifton Archuleta
Directed by Clifton Archuleta
Vancouver International Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
LA Shorts Fest
Tulsa International Film Festival
Carmel Art & Film Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival
Broken Cycle was produced as a thesis project at Regis University. It earned awards for best director, best thesis film, and best picture at the spring semester student showcase. The cast is comprised of mostly untrained actors.
PRESS & REVIEWS
Film Shortage - filmshortage.com/?shorts=broken-cycle
Film School Rejects - filmschoolrejects.com/features/short-film-watch-broken-cycle.php
No Film School - nofilmschool.com/2012/07/clifton-archuleta-avoids-getting-preachy-at-lifes-crossroads-in-coming-of-age-short-broken-cycle/
Film Threat Review - filmthreat.com/reviews/50444/
Smells Like Screen Spirit Review - smellslikescreenspirit.com/2011/11/broken-cycle-review/
Youth 57 Interview - y57.ca/2011/10/14/viff-choose-the-right-thing/
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