A stay-at-home mom and a filmmaker square off over the eternal question: "how do you make money at it?"

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Gerald Williams
  • Nelson Wu
  • Vivian Davidson
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  • Lauren Donnelly
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    Comedy, Dark Comedy
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    3 minutes 27 seconds
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    February 5, 2015
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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 acting in a film when a friendly couple came up to me with their baby on set during a break. They had heard I was a filmmaker and thought that was very cool. Of course the perennial question came up about how you make money from films. I said "You don't," and deflected by saying that what they were doing seemed cool to me. I was still chuckling about the encounter on the way home when the idea for Monetized came to me. What if you turned the tables on this situation?