The Burden


THE BURDEN(2019) is a horror short about a young woman visiting her boyfriend’s family home and learning about a sinister history with his creepy neighbor.

A young woman visits her boyfriend’s family home and learns about a sinister history with his creepy neighbor. Soon, all kinds of skeletons come out of the closet.

Color, 16 min, live action, horror, thriller.

Written & Directed by: Nico van den Brink

Producers: NL Film, Sabine Brian, Tom van Blommestein, Ronald Versteeg, Kaja Wolffers

Cinematography: Emo Weemhoff

Editor: Xander Nijsten

Sound Design: Tijn Hazen & Vincent Sinceretti

Composer: Ella van der Woude


Internationale Premiere: Fantasia Festival, 2019.



  • Imagine Filmfestival 2019, Dutch Competition, The Netherlands.
  • Fantasia Festival 2019, international shorts competition, Canada.
Client: NL Film
Date: April 1, 2019
Services: Sales, Festival distribution