A beautifully shot and subtly told short by Dublin-based filmmaker Johnny Cullen. “Burden” follows a Celtic warrior as she struggles to carry her wounded father to safety. The self-funded passion project was shot on location in Wicklow, Ireland in early February. The small crew faced their own set of challenges hauling gear up the mountains in the snow but, as Cullen shared with us, “in the end, we all thought it was worth it!”

Check out their labour of love above as well as some photos from the shoot below!


Directed by Johnny Cullen
Director of Photography: Esme McNamee
Ronin Operator: Joeseph Ingersoll
2nd Camera Assistant: Sarah Dunphy
Make-Up FX: Madonna Bambino
Sound Designer: Alex Gregson
Colourist: Michael Higgins

Celtic Girl: Jillian Ryan
Celtic Father: Zeff Lawless
Young Katchin: Emmet Byrne
Old Katchin: Luke Sweetman

Drone Footage: Freefly Systems/Trash Can (Filmsupply)
Music: “In the shadow of Mammoth” Luke Atencio (Music Bed)
Costumes Supplied by Irish Arms
Equipment Supplied by Teach Solais






Johnny Cullen’s Website

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