Life Cycle

A minimalist film about the cycle of life

Inspired by optical effects of stained glass and the lifecycle of a spinning coin. The film was shot in-camera at a macro scale. Spinning coloured lenses were shot in a white space, then key scenes were enhanced and composited to create a ballet of spinning forms.


The film tells a story of a life cycle – from a single being searching, then meeting another. They continue on a journey together, their family grows, then leaves. The pair of them remaining, spinning. The life of one being begins to slow, its balance lost, before settling into peace.


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Director of Photography: Shaun Bloodworth
Editing: Matt Pyke / Alan Silvester
Producer: Greg Povey

Music: Blue Bucket of Gold (remix), Sufjan Stevens