The Cycle of Broken Grace follows a tortured young man as he relives his last heroic moments to discover a painful secret. Told in a stylistic reverse narrative, the film touches upon the violent yet hidden nature of abuse, and the fantasies created to cope as survivors.
This was my first indy film as writer/director/producer.
When it comes to the hidden nature of abuse, I tried to embed the film with many obscured symbols. One such symbol (often missed) is how the blood never actually touches the hero. It is deeply and violently associated with him but we never actually see it touch him. (Even in the opening scene.) Another symbol is the belt which, upon reflection, is absurd for a pimp to pull out of a robe and track-pants. There are lots of others too, but I'd love to know what you find.