Globally, more than 586 million people of all ages suffer from depression and anxiety disorders.

Director & Editor · Shortfilm · AT 2021

Some days we find ourselves on an obscure road of eternal darkness. You don‘t know who you are and where you want to go. Your own reality becomes distorted and the perception of ordinary things suddenly becomes abstract. You carry heavy ballast with you, a shadow that you cannot encounter.

CYCLES deals with the topic of depression and anxiety on a very abstract and visual level. It’s a topic that currently affects many people around the world and needs to be addressed. Already in the early history of art there were several approaches to visualize depression. CYCLES works with several elements to visually portray this dark side.


DIRECTOR stefan pecher DP moritz uthe PRODUCTION hovn films EXECUTIVE PRODUCER manuel nguyen PRODUCER alexander mandl 
CREATIVE DIRECTOR oscar pecher TALENT raquel villar 1ST AC stefan maitz 2ND AC andy watzek STEADICAM benedikt heinzl GAFFER alex sprenger 
BEST BOY michael preston ELECTRICIANS natalia brezwan & judith dornetshuber PRODUCTION DESIGN sarah heidenreich & felix katletz H&M betty franz 
COSTUME hannah müller COSTUME RENTAL ali rabbani MUSIC maximilian weber SOUNDDESIGN felix reichenauer MIX/MASTER killian mayer
EDITOR stefan pecher COLORIST peter oppersdorff VFX florian senekowitsch & okepasst TITEL DESIGN ander pecher COPYWRITER lennart kos
PA jan englmair & adrian kaindl DANCERS kornelia nowak & judith grübl & christina gabler BTS marius prell LAB/SCAN focus film stockholm
SHOT ON kodak motion picture film GRADING at moving picture company

Festivals & Press

Paris Art and Movie Awards, PAMA 2021 – WINNER, Best Visual Arts in Motion
Prague International Indie Film Festival 2021 – WINNER, Best Student Short
San Franciscro Indie Short Festival 2021 – WINNER, Best Student Short
Beyond the Short 2021, Select of the Month:
Booooooom TV:
Film Shortage:
Interview Hommage Cine: