Raft of Dreams

If a raft suddenly showed up, where would you go?

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2017
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    iPhone 6S+
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Director Biography - Robert David Duncan

My core training in acting is from the Stella Adler Studio in New York. I love acting and filmmaking and Vancouver where I now live is a beautiful place to make films. I am interested in the dramas, delights, passions and heartbreaks that take place in everyday interactions (or lack thereof) between ordinary people. Most of my films have dealt with human-scale issues such as tough choices, love, dreams, hope and finding meaning and fun in life. I love an underdog story! My motto is don't let anything get in the way of telling a story that might uplift someone - film it with your smartphone if that's what you have, but get it done and share it with the world.

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Director Statement

I was walking by Lost Lagoon in Vancouver when I spotted a raft that had broken free from its mooring and was drifting empty. Immediately I felt like I was 10 years old again - we totally would have commandeered that thing and taken off on it! I grabbed some footage and added a narrative about the raft being symbolic of our former hopes and dreams, with a message of encouragement to go for it. A classic micro short in my style of finding cool situations to film and adding a narrative layer to them.