The Pursuit of Truth

Anna Carey, a junior reporter at a small New York City newspaper, uncovers a shady deal between a prominent businessman and a state senator. When she realizes the potential of her findings, she steps down a dark path of blackmail and treachery, abandoning everything she once stood for as a journalist, and letting greed blind her to the truth.

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  • Devan Sakaria
    Walking In Circles
  • Devan Sakaria
    Walking In Circles
  • Laurel Lynn
    Key Cast
    "Anna Carey"
  • Caden Bialow
    Key Cast
    "Virgil White"
  • Ben Maschler
    Key Cast
  • Zoe Latanision
    Key Cast
  • Devan Sakaria
    Key Cast
  • Devan Sakaria
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  • Devan Sakaria
    Walking In Circles, To The Moon: The Documentary
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    120 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Princeton Day School
Director Biography - Devan Sakaria

Devan Sakaria is only 17 years old, but he's had a full decade of experience with a camera in his hands. Whether it was messing around with a few friends, to spending a full year on a 20-minute documentary, Devan has tried to expose himself to as many different genres of filmmaking. "The Pursuit of Truth" is his fourth sub-10-minute film, and was created as his high school senior project.

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Director Statement

This film was created for school as my high school senior project, but it's a film that I had been wanting to create for a while. Since watching Christopher Nolan's early films, the idea of creating a dark, neo-noir-esque story modeled after the likes of "Following" and "Memento" stuck in my mind. This was one of the lowest-budget films I've created, but it also has the highest production value, marking a developmental milestone in my career for lighting, cinematography, and writing.