A Christmas story in 24 episodes
An ice witch who threatens the very existence of all pixie life, a secret pact and a perilous quest of magical trials – these are the fairytale elements that make up this Christmas series for the whole family.
The Pact is an adventure story about a young schoolboy called Malte and a pixie girl named Lyda. Both are of the same age and united in their battle to find the magical Pact – the only thing that can save the pixies from being wiped out entirely by the evil ice witch Iselin.
As a human and a pixie, the pair fulfil the magical criteria to find the secret pact. The pact’s hiding place is protected by three magical tests – all of which will test the limits of Malte & Lydas courage and their friendship. All the pixies’ extraordinary gifts will be called upon, but also a stronger unity between the humans will be required, if the evil Iselin shall be ultimately defeated.
The Pact is a story concerned with themes of community and embracing each other despite differences. It is about the responsibility we have to the communities we are a part of and about the difficulties that can arise if we are not open to individual differences and if we do not treat each other with respect.
The Pact is a “Da Vinci Code” for children with a thrilling plot and mysteries that stimulate imagination and curiosity throughout all episodes. At times it is scary, to give children thrills and excitement, but it is never frightening. The humour is subtle because it is used to reveal the characters’ distinctive features, vulnerabilities and peculiarities. On the visual side there is a strong poetic tone which makes the realism of the narrative and the fairytale elements work together aesthetically.
The viewer is in an inspired and animated universe where unexpected things can happen. Where magic is taking place both when nothing fairytale-like is happening as well as when a hidden opening in a bush leads us into surrealistic landscapes with extraordinary creatures and beings.