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Staple This!

An inter-generational squabble between two staplers at a convention.

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
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    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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    United States
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    Smartphone (iPhone 5)
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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 teaching a seminar on micro short filmmaking at the 2015 International Mobil Film Festival in San Diego. To show how simply a film can be made, I impulsively grabbed a couple of ready props from the classroom, these being a newer and an older stapler, and quickly shot some footage of them squaring off against each other. I recorded the dialogue and later edited the film in the hotel where I was staying. This whimsical micro short is dedicated to all who took part in the 2015 Mobil Film Festival!