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Watch "Duck" - A Short Film About A Boy Who's Afraid Of Being Touched

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 16, 2011 1:20 AM
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Duck - directed by Jakob Daschek; part of a collection of 8 new shorts, produced by Ridley Scott, in a collaborative effort with USA Network, titled The Character Project.

Synopsis reads: Emmanuel isn't like other ten-year-olds — he can't play with them, he can't focus at school, and he can't even bear to be hugged by his mother. Manny's crippling fear of being touched is threatening to ruin his life. Until, at his mother's prompting, he visits a local boxing gym. There, with help from a seasoned trainer, Emmanuel learns not just to confront his phobia, but to use it, in this inspiring story about facing our fears, owning our strengths, and fighting for a chance to be who we are.

Watch the film below (sorry about the auto-play - there's no option to remove the default):

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  • James | May 18, 2011 3:12 AMReply

    very well written, shot and acted.. poetic in the way it took on just a single idea and didnt try to throw a bunch of uneccessary things in..

  • JP | May 16, 2011 8:23 AMReply

    That was incredible. Very moving.

  • K | May 16, 2011 8:15 AMReply

    WOW. That was beautifully done.

  • Laura | May 16, 2011 8:05 AMReply


  • Cynthia | May 16, 2011 6:22 AMReply

    Very nice.

  • Oliver W. Ottley III | May 16, 2011 4:58 AMReply


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