Garbage Solitude

Nothing is garbage, not you or me.

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
    "Garbage Sailor"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2020
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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 walking up our alley one day and saw this painting balanced on the side of a dumpster, so I went to have a look. There wasn't much left of the painting as it had eroded over time and I suspect had been painted over an original oil-based paint and so the image had flaked off quite a bit. So not worth bringing home or anything. Nonetheless, I was struck by its placement there as a sort of rescue from the garbage for people to at least look at as they passed by. In this spirit I took a bit of film and made this micro short, imagining the poetic soul who might have placed it there.