Private Project

Mr. Sadheart's Small Day

Mr. Sadheart is a lonely, invisible-feeling soul who journeys throughout the day in quiet sorrow. Take a small train ride with him in this micro short film.

  • 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.
  • Robert David Duncan
    Writer
  • Robert David Duncan
    Producer
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Shooting Format:
    Smartphone
  • 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

Mr. Sadheart's Small Day came about because I was riding a local train when suddenly the light in the window illuminated a sad face in the shape of a heart that someone had drawn in the dust of the train window. I was fascinated by the interplay of light on the drawing as well as by the world going by out the window. I grabbed some footage with my smartphone, and wondered about the person who might have drawn the face. Were they lonely? Depressed? Feeling Invisible? On the train ride back, I wrote the narrative from the standpoint of the sad face journeying through the day.