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Robbie Rooster

Robbie Rooster makes a break for it!

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2014
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  • Shooting Format:
    Smartphone (Samsung)
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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

Robbie Rooster is a micro short I filmed while sitting on a bench in Stanley Park. There were a number of children's chalk drawings on the walkway near the bench and as I started to look at the drawings, I got a sense of a possible narrative arc of the elements - a rooster, boats, some mystery creatures - so I filmed that arc. It's kind of like looking at ancient cave paintings in that every viewer gets to make of his or her own interpretation, and this is mine. I wrote and recorded the narration the same afternoon. It's the first time I have told a children's story, albeit one for all ages young and old. My thanks to the anonymous chalk artist or artists!