The Burden is inspired by the classical Hollywood musicals that I loved to watch when I was growing up. the theme is darker, however, dealing with boredom, loneliness, and existential anxiety. I mainly wanted to shed light upon the kind of pointless, underpaid labour that exists everywhere but is seldom paid attention to. If these employees were to suddenly find themselves in a musical, what would they sing about? It has taken me over two years to finish the film with all of the animation, models, and puppets made by hand.