Private Project


After bringing home the ashes of her infant son, a mother begins to believe that there’s something alive inside of his urn.

  • Dylan Clark
    Portrait of God
  • Dylan Clark
  • Juliana Luis
  • Jacquelyn Chin
  • Jennifer Taher
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Teusch
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ithaca College
Director Biography - Dylan Clark

Dylan Clark is a young filmmaker with a passion for writing and directing. Most of his work explores the horror genre with most recent works including “Portrait of God” (2022), “Rest” (2021), and “Transfigure” (2021). Many of these short horror projects can be found on his YouTube channel, where Clark has amassed a sizable audience. Some of his work has won awards at national film festivals.

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Director Statement

"Remains" is a micro-budget contained horror film about the dangers of compartmentalizing grief. Themes of death, grief, and loss are nothing new for the horror genre, but this project aims to explore a specific and taboo topic: pregnancy and infant loss, especially for single mothers. Many women face their grief in these situations alone with a sense of isolation and nobody to turn to. That isolation is something we hoped to capture here, largely in the absence of dialogue. The capacity for short films, especially those in the horror genre, to tell stories through images alone is a testament to the power of the medium and something I've always found compelling.

"Remains" was my thesis film as an undergraduate cinema and photography student in the Fall of 2022.