Room 314 Spinoza Hotel

What if the answers to the mysteries of the universe were scrawled on the walls of Room 314, Spinoza Hotel?

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
    Key Cast
    "Astro guy"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Micro short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
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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

In the original Spinoza Hotel film ( ) and its follow-ups Room 302, Room 201 and Room 403, I was exploring the concept of a place where great spirits hang out, beyond the realms of life and death - a sort of liminal space for genius and madness. I also alluded to the idea that there might be more Spinoza Hotel material to follow, since hotels have many rooms and many residents. Room 314 is another addition to this award-winning cluster of films. In this one, we meet the Astro prof, who has scribbled the answers to the mysteries of the universe on his flophouse walls, and who may have a special visitor.