We can finally announce that THE BURDEN will have its World Premiere as part of the Small Gauge Trauma section at Fantasia International Fantastic Film Festival this year. Small Gauge Trauma is Fantasia’s annual showcase of cutting-edge international genre shorts and it is a great honour to have our film be one of nine selected films.
My first personal encounter with Fantasia was two years ago when SWEET TOOTH was screened in the same program. It led directly to the film being picked up by New Line Cinema later that year. We’re currently developing it into a feature film with James Wan and Micheal Clear’s Atomic Monster and Chris Bender’s Good Fear producing.
The Burden has run the same trajectory in reverse. In May of this year it has been licensed by James Wan and Sam Raimi to be turned into a feature as well. I’m extremely happy that Fantasia will be the place where we show the short to the world for the first time!
The Burden will be screened on Wednesday July 24, at 9.35pm, Salle J.A. De Sève, Montreal.