Private Project

Art Betrays Hope

Art betrays hope and uncovers sorrows.

  • 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
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5399017
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Smartphone (iPhone 6S+)
  • 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 captured the imagery for this film in a single take upon discovering an abandoned piece of art left on an empty bench. I later reflected on abandoned dreams, including the abandonment of hope for humanity, and how we can find some refuge in nature which beckons if we let it. I wrote and recorded the narrative and edited it together along with the imagery and music into the film "Art Betrays Hope."