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A Special Kind of Love

A young man must follow his heart on Valentine's Day, choosing between staying home with his sick mother or going on a date with his girlfriend.

  • Robert David Duncan
    Director
    Robert David Duncan is an actor, writer, producer and director based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has acted in a variety of films, and is the director of "A Special Kind of Love" (2013), "Every Boat is a Dream" (2014), "Mr. Sadheart's Small Day" (2014) and "Reset" (2014). His IMDB page is at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399017.
  • Dale Trett
    Writer
  • Robert David Duncan
    Producer
  • Shelley Janze
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Hill
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Donnelly
    Key Cast
  • Arnold Bogdan
    Director of Photography
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • 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

A Special Kind of Love was a script written by Dale Trett that instantly resonated with me because of my own experiences when my mother was dying. The story's main character, Todd, has to choose between staying home to look after his ill mother and going out with his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. At some point when a loved one is dying, you almost have to make a choice about whether you are going to live, or die along with the other person. In the end, you save yourself, which is what the dying person would have wanted.