The Mourning (2023)

After a brief encounter with her brother at a grassy field, Ana arrives at her apartment alone with a small urn. She
ignores calls from her brother, Miguel, and has trouble eating and falling asleep before she hears scratching on the
walls of her home. Upon inspecting, she finds her kitchen a mess and food flying around without reason.
The next morning, Miguel comes over to check it out but claims no trace of an intruder. Ana declines
Miguel requests to stay and attempts to clean the messy kitchen herself but finds a reminder of her loss in the form
of a small pink blanket. She tries to throw it away, but cannot. Instead, she falls asleep with it.
Ana wakes up that night to an invisible force attempting to steal the pink blanket from her grasp. She follows it until
she sees a new mess in her living room made by a supernatural being. She makes the assumption that it is her
recently deceased pet dog, Bella, and tries to lure her onto her lap with the pink blanket. The two fall asleep
together until Ana is woken up again by the scratching noise at her front door. After a brief tug of war with
the pink blanket, she bumps her elbow on the mantle holding the urn and it falls to the floor.
Ana realizes that Bella is just trying to go outside, which she has neglected. She lets go in the form of
grabbing her pet’s old leash and reconvenes with Miguel at the field, where she lets go of the ashes so Bella can
rest eternally in her favorite spot.

  • Carlos Lenz
    Writter & Director
  • Alexander Rodriguez Reynaga
  • Warren Spears
    Director of photography
  • Liam Tipler
  • Jeremy Chontow
    Music Composer
  • Ashlyn King
    Production Coordinator
  • Brian Hearsy
    First Assistant Director
  • Panah Neshati
    Script Supervisor
  • Sae-Jong Jordan
    First Assistant Camera
  • Friend Rogers
    Second Assistant Camera
  • Spencer Philips
  • Jason Mabry
    Key Grip & Driver
  • Friend Rogers
    Key Grip & Driver
  • Evan Williams
    On Set Sound Mixer
  • Naomi Ho
    Boom Operator
  • Lenz Family
  • Alexander Rodriguez Reynaga
    Post Production Supervisor
  • Lenz House
    Sound Designer
  • Liam Tipler
    Dialog Editor
    Foley Artist
  • Nate Henry
  • Roberto Ferreira de Araujo
    BTS photographer
  • Kelly Harmison
    Graphic designer
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, BMPCC 6K Pro
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - George Mason University