Rollie the Happy Log

Rollie has been a lot of things, but this gig is the best!

  • 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 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 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 by the seaside and I caught sight of this log that was just rolling and bobbing happily in the waves and so I took some footage of it. It was a storied specimen with a lot of saw marks and stuff on it, a real veteran of log booms or something. It kind of had a face on it from some drill or saw marks which lent it a whimsical quality. I was imagining its history as I was watching the footage, and then extended that idea to all the things that come into and out of being over the great expanse of time.