Impetus is a short film that journeys into the mindset of Abdul, an Australian Muslim businessman. The audience is given an extraordinary insight into the thoughts, rationale and motivations of a Muslim. Abdul encounters a multiplicity of personalities, situations and incidents throughout the course of his day that reveal his ultimate source of reason and inspiration. The perpetual aspiration of pleasing God and attaining Paradise gives Abdul purpose and direction in life. Spiritually charged to adhere to the principles of the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him), it becomes apparent Islam is his backbone which drives his character, decision-making and spiritual inclinations.
The film was inspired by the following extracts:
And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge. (Quran 30:22)
“To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.”
— Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol)