Experiencing Interruptions?


An aspiring teenage mountain biker discovers the poisonous, narcissistic, tendencies of his dad; and must decide if his dreams and ambitions are stronger than the guilt of leaving his father.

  • Silas Tolles
  • Silas Tolles
  • Lara Weiner
  • Logan Kern
    Key Cast
    "Director of Photography"
  • Marie Luc
    Key Cast
  • Mark Kuntz
    Key Cast
  • Jesse Gentry
    Key Cast
  • Johnny Randazzo
    Key Cast
    "Sound Mixer"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2019 MSU Tracy's Film Awards
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    Best Picture
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Silas Tolles

Silas Tolles is a recent graduate from Montana State University Film School. In both his professional and academic career, Silas has a proven track record of being attentive, passionate, and a team player. Silas won the Geisha, film student of the year, award during his Senior year at MSU. Silas currently works as a full-time editor for a documentary production company in Bozeman, MT.

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Director Statement

Cycle was an incredible project to work on as the whole crew was fully devoted to bringing the depth of the script to life. When I initially wrote Cycle, it was my goal to showcase a young boy overcoming the odds and choosing to leave a bad situation; however, as the film evolved I realized that the Father's story was just as important. I wanted to show why Ben, the Father, is so verbally abusive and distant from his son. At the heart of it, Cycle is meant to show that those who feel trapped in a certain life or unhealthy relationship have the power to simply leave; While the person that's pouring out abuse has just as much opportunity to change as well. One of my favorite parts of the film was watching the actor's performances and knowing what direction it took to get them to that place. If there was a word to summarize Cycle, it would be courage. It takes courage for a father to admit he's been a failure. It takes courage to leave someone you love, even if they're quite abusive. This film wouldn't have been possible without such an amazing crew.