Pact of Desire

Experimental, Fiction, Thriller
12 mins
Malta
English

Synopsis

In a city veiled in shadows and secrets, hardboiled PI Jack finds himself entangled in a diabolical pact that blurs the line between reality and nightmare. Haunted by his past and pursued by an enigmatic Devil, Jack’s relentless pursuit of truth takes him through a labyrinth of illusions, dark alleys, and twisted desires, leading him to confront his deepest fears and desires in a deadly game where the stakes are his very soul.

Stills

Title: 

Pact of Desire

Production Year: 

2023

Casts: 

Zachary Sammut

Producer: 

Margot Sammut

Writer: 

Christopher Sammut

Director's Interview

Festival: 

2023

Category: 

short

Country: 

Malta

Language: 

English

Director's Statement

Christopher Sammut’s directorial philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that filmmaking is more than crafting visual narratives; it’s about painting the human experience with emotions, dreams, and essence. He views each film as an opportunity to delve into and portray the complexities of the human soul, aiming to capture and reflect the richness of emotions, relationships, and the resilience of the human spirit.

His cinematic endeavors are explorations of the profound connections that bind humanity. Sammut’s stories encapsulate the spectrum of human experiences, from love and loss to triumph and despair, with the intention of fostering empathy and understanding across cultural and linguistic barriers.

Cinema, for Sammut, is a universal language that transcends words, capable of challenging perspectives, provoking thought, and inspiring change. He aims to create immersive and thought-provoking experiences, leveraging the transformative power of storytelling to spark conversations and ignite movements.

Emphasizing collaboration, Sammut credits the talents of his cast and crew for bringing his visions to life, valuing authenticity and vulnerability in storytelling. His goal as a filmmaker is to craft narratives that resonate, challenge preconceptions, and celebrate the human experience. Through his films, Sammut seeks to capture truth, subtlety, and the connections that unite us, inviting audiences to join him in exploring the depths of human emotions and the extraordinary tapestry of life.

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