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Monetized

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

  • Robert David Duncan
    Director
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399017
  • Robert David Duncan
    Writer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399017
  • Robert David Duncan
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399017
  • Gerald Williams
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5644499
  • Nelson Wu
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6567657
  • Vivian Davidson
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6585558
  • Lauren Donnelly
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3771732
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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?