Bad Teddy

A wayward teddy bear comes to terms with his wild night of adventure.

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2014
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  • Shooting Format:
    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

As a filmmaker, I love "found situations" and while I was walking through the park one day I spotted an abandoned teddy bear lying next to an empty liquor store bag right by a garbage can. I immediately saw a story. I used my smartphone to grab some footage and some stills, without disturbing the scene. Later, I wrote a narrative that I thought would fit nicely with the footage, and recorded the voice-over track. Putting it all together, I ended up with the micro short "Bad Teddy" which serves as another example of an almost accidental film.