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Film Workshop

http://duncanfilm.com/media_library/video/FilmDirectingWorkshop.flv

From Animation Great Frédéric Back

Two-time Academy Award winner Frédéric Back created a beautiful film entitled “The Man Who Planted Trees.”

Because the pilot episode of our animated series “LAND OF Zi” has our heroin Lili saving the Chinese written character for “Tree” we sent one of our promotional tree saplings, and pilot episode, to Mr. Back in thanks for his art and inspiration.

Mr. Back was kind enough to send us this wonderful letter.

DIRECTOR

I have extensive experience as a filmmaker backed a strong foundation in the craft of the theatre.   Material below reflects work as a director, my aptitude for design and skill at coordination and management of film production and personnel.  There is also video of some of my appearances as a character actor(Bio in “About Me” tab above)

Working as an actor for many years, and then studying filmmaking at New York University, I am able to inspire a high level of  output from creative and technical disciplines.

DIRECTING VOICE TALENT #1

http://duncanfilm.com/media_library/video/I dont know ..flv

NOMINATION PHOTOS

The animated series I created and directed has gained a great deal of attention. Land of Zi has competed in a number of festivals and created the opportunity for travel to such places as China, Hong Kong, Korea, Italy, France as well as San Francisco and Chicago.

DIRECTING ANIMATION PRODUCTION

http://duncanfilm.com/media_library/video/00_JulyFilmsProductionMeetings.flv

DIRECTING VOICE TALENT #2

http://duncanfilm.com/media_library/video/TableRehearsal.flv

Accolades

This children’s animated series, entitled LAND OF Zi, enhances knowledge of Chinese written characters and spoken language through charming and entertaining stories.

The LAND OF Zi pilot episode has been selected by leading festivals accredited by ASIFA (International Animated Film Association chartered by UNESCO.)  Click image to view list.

CHARACTER ACTING

CHARACTER ACTING

http://duncanfilm.com/media_library/video/Demo_ActingCharacterWork.flv

MY SKETCH ART

. . .  a few opening doodles about the story a butcher who questions the tradition of having his newborn son follow in his footsteps . . .

SET DESIGN

Among other theatre productions I’ve directed, I created these two set designs and a wonderful group of talented individuals assisted in helping build them.

FILM PRODUCTION

On completing film studies I spent one year working in extreme environments on number of commercial productions.  I began as a Production Assistant in the Locations Dept. and, within the 14 months, worked my way to the lead position of Production Manager.

IMAGES BELOW: AS LOCATION MANAGER & PRODUCTION MANAGER