First Light - Short Film

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First Light (also know as First Light (Malta))
Directed byChristopher Sammut
Written byChristopher Sammut
Screenplay byChristopher Sammut
Story byChristopher Sammut
Produced byMargot Sammut
  • Christopher Sammut
  • Margot Sammut
  • Emma Sammut
Narrated byMichael McEntee
CinematographyChristopher Sammut
Edited byChristopher Sammut
Music byEnvato / Production Crate
Release date
  • November 2021 (2021-11)
Running time
Box officeNA

Official website


First Light is a 2021 Maltese Experimental short film. It is the first Short Film that launched Christopher Sammut's career in the filming scene.

Started off as a minor project which got into more depth and pushed Christopher Sammut and a Writer and Director

First Light premiered internationally on November 12, 2021

Within the first week of its debut the short film got an official selection in three film festivals and a nomination for Best Experimental Short Film with Cannes Shorts.


The story revolves around a man who is bound to re-live his life between 3am and dawn.


  • Christopher Sammut as the husband
  • Margot Sammut as the wife
  • Emma Sammut as the daughter
  • Michael McEntee as the narrator



The original start date was April 2021, but principal photography did not begin until July 30, 2021.

Critical response

A review by filmshortage scored First Light at 3.8/5/0 with a quote A film with some interesting little elements