Private Project

The Camera's Tears

I am the soul of your cameras. I felt what we saw.

WINNER, JIM MORRISON AWARD
WINNER, BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD
WINNER, BEST EXPERIMENTAL SUPER SHORT AWARD
WINNER, BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM AWARD

  • Robert David Duncan
    Director
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  • Robert David Duncan
    Writer
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  • Robert David Duncan
    Producer
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  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
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  • Robert David Duncan
    Cinematographer
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  • Robert David Duncan
    Editor
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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2016
  • 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
  • Wendy's Shorts Film Festival

    United States
    Best Experimental Award
  • Wendy's Shorts Film Festival

    United States
    Best of Festival Trophy
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 had been pondering the question of whether the soul of a camera is changed by the things it has seen. I had two old vintage Nikons, one from 1967 and the other from 1973 with some gorgeous classic glass in the lenses. I decided to narrate a tale from the perspective of the cameras, who had traveled and shared sights with their owner from the Summer of Love in California to the birth of punk rock in New York. The narrative chronicles the camera's memories, and considers what it was like to only be allowed to see and not judge or react, while silently feeling the whole time.