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A Celtic warrior struggles to carry her father’s injured body to safety until she encounters an old enemy.

Shot on location in Wicklow, Ireland with a small crew and its fair share of challenges, ‘Burden’ delivers a chilling ride about a Celtic warrior struggling to carry her father to safety. The story is silent and subtly paced, but driven by atmosphere and settings.

Directed by Johnny Cullen and beautifully photographed by DOP Esme Púm McNamee, the film is a perfect example of a well sectioned storytelling, focusing on key shots with a simplified storyline. With so much emphasis on each individual shot (on a cinematic level), the subtleties tell the story on their own; the breaths, the wounds, the mountains, the cold. A complete visual experience.

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