Karma

Even an addict, at the edge of darkness, still has somewhere left to go.

Director’s Statement

The way I see life after death.

I see life as an evolutionary stage, a transition between higher plans. I consider the soul capable of reincarnating into a new body, countless times, depending on your evolution.

The sum of our actions, I believe, build up our evolutionary progress. They are simultaneously our vehicle and place to evolve. I see us as immortal, capable of reconnecting to the eternal, through different parallel planes.

KARMA is a personal and elementary look at the complicated topic of suicide.

There is a school of thought, that says: suicide is a phenomenon brought on by madness, leading to a person giving up on life. An interruption to resolve our problems. Personally, however, I believe the act of committing suicide worsens the Karmic situation, with an achievement of involution.

In KARMA, Andrew thinks that suicide is the only solution to his problems with heroin, but it only makes them worse. The Maya Official is the metaphoric judge of our actions; a meticulous and careful accountant who monitors our actions, which result in repercussions. Karma is the container of our actions, and the Official records them all.

He presents the Karmic result to Andrew. The results reveal a new revival in the material plane, in another place of suffering. Immediately, The Collectors – who metaphorically indicate a reconciliation to revival – arrive and redirect his consciences to a new body; a body obtained, consequently by his actions. In Andrew’s case, his greatest fear and biggest mortal enemy: drug addiction.