Mr. Sadheart's Small Day

Mr. Sadheart is a lonely, invisible-feeling soul who journeys throughout the day in quiet sorrow. Take a small train ride with him in this micro short film.

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Sadheart"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    February 21, 2014
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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

Mr. Sadheart's Small Day came about because I was riding a local train when suddenly the light in the window illuminated a sad face in the shape of a heart that someone had drawn in the dust of the train window. I was fascinated by the interplay of light on the drawing as well as by the world going by out the window. I grabbed some footage with my smartphone, and wondered about the person who might have drawn the face. Were they lonely? Depressed? Feeling Invisible? On the train ride back, I wrote the narrative from the standpoint of the sad face journeying through the day.