Ace Bandage

My film explores the ramifications of childhood abandonment and the healing process of communication.

  • David Miller-Robinson
    Director
  • David Miller-Robinson
    Writer
  • David Miller-Robinson
    Producer
  • Christopher Argodale
    Key Cast
    "Birth"
  • Orisha Sol Ayodele
    Key Cast
    "Abandonment "
  • Arielle Baptiste
    Key Cast
    "Identity "
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    I Phone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - David Miller-Robinson

Born in Ojai, California to a single mother in the summer of 1994. My childhood was spent primarily outdoors playing and establishing a relationship with nature. My love for film and television developed as I matured. I received an AA in Arts and Humanities from Ventura College in 2017. My current goal is to continue my education with UCLA's Theatre, Film and Television school.

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Director Statement

The main focus of this film was to move past the intense feelings of anxiety I was struggling with at the time regarding my sense of self worth and desire for external validation. The process included breaking down three elements; birth, abandonment and identity. My intention was to pull from personal past situations and construct a metaphorical narrative that washes over the audience with a feeling of surrealism. I wanted to share some of my most haunting childhood memories and feelings of early adulthood, especially those that connected to my fathers absence. Most of the film is a dream, on the surface it feels slow paced and unclear, but the roots of every frame in the film contain elements and metaphors that map out feelings of personal loss that are relatable to an audience larger than just myself. The name Ace Bandage was given as the film's title due to the way the project healed me and hopefully can inspire others to heal themselves.