The Burden

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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.

 

Festival-selections:

  • Imagine Filmfestival 2019, Dutch Competition, The Netherlands.
  • Fantasia Festival 2019, international shorts competition, Canada. 🏆
  • SPASM short film festival 2019, international shorts competition, Canada
  • HARD:LINE Film Festival 2019, horror shorts program, Germany.🏆
  • Telluride Horror Show 2019, short film competition, US.
  • Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2019, short film competition, US.
  • Monsterfest 2019, short film competition, Australia.
  • Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, short film competition, France. 🏆
  • Nederlands Film Festival 2019, Gouden Kalf competition, The Netherlands.
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam, short film competition, The Netherlands.
  • Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2019, short film competition, US.
  • Celluloid Screams Film Festival 2019, short film competition, US.
  • South African Horror Fest 2019, short film competition, South Africa.
  • Trieste Science+Fiction Festival 2019, Méliès competition, Italy.
  • STUFF MX Festival 2019, horror shorts competition, Mexico.
  • CineUnderground Festival 2019, short film competition, Italy.
  • Nightmares Film Festival, short film competition, US.
  • Maniatic International Fantastic Film Festival, short film competition, Spain.
  • San Sebastian Horror Film Festival, short film competition, Spain.
  • TerrorMolins Film Festival, short film competition, Spain.
  • Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, short film competition, Italy.
  • New York City Horror Film Festival, short film competition, US.
  • Festival of Serbian Fantastic Film, short film competition, Serbia.
  • Desmond District Demons Film Festival, horror shorts competition, US.

Awards:

  • Best Director, international shorts competition, Fantasia Festival 2019, Canada.
  • Silver Razor Blade(Audience Award), HARD:LINE Film Festival 2019, Germany.
  • Audience Award, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019, France.
  • Student Jury Award, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019, France.
Client: NL Film
Website: nlfilm.tv
Date: April 1, 2019
Services: Sales, Festival distribution
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