Experiencing Interruptions?

Walking In Circles

A man on his way to the train disappears and begins exactly where he started. With each pass, the things around him change, until the final loop where he meets an important character.

  • Devan Sakaria
  • Devan Sakaria
  • Siddarth Patel
    Key Cast
  • Gavin Yang
    Key Cast
  • Devan Sakaria
    Director of Photography
  • Devan Sakaria
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, low budget, student film, experimental short, Abstract, 5 minute short film
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20 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
  • First Take Shorts Series
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania
    United States
    April 13, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Big Dreams Youth Film Festival
    Westfield, New Jersey
    United States
    May 7, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Nassau Film Festival
    Princeton, New Jersey
    United States
    May 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    October 3, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • NYC Teen Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    October 29, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival
    Baltimore, Maryland
    United States
    July 24, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Buenos Aires Indie Awards
    Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
    September 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Orlando International Film Festival
    Winter Park, Florida
    United States
    July 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • All American High School Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    October 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Arlington International Film Festival
    Watertown, Massachusetts
    United States
    November 3, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Devan Sakaria

Devan Sakaria is currently a high school student in New Jersey. He has had a passion for film his entire life and is looking to pursue a career in the film industry. While mostly working on product and advertising content, he has recently ventured into the world of narrative filmmaking and hopes to hone his skills in this new genre of filmmaking.

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Director Statement

This piece was created as my final project for my junior year of high school. It was inspired by my love of the sci-fi genre and the dark look of "The Mandalorian" and "Blade Runner." It was a fun, low-budget piece and I hope to use it as an entry point into the world of narrative filmmaking.