Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ESPN NBA Playoffs

Had a blast directing and shooting the 2014 ESPN NBA Playoff promos feat. Pitbull alongside OTHERfilms and Executive Producer Katherine Kennedy. I always enjoy capturing the spontaneous energy of all these talented athletes that comes out with a little music and "ACTION" on set -- Always makes for a fun shoot! Big shout out to the awesome Creative Producer Valerie Fischler @ ESPN for the opportunity to make this happen.

Check out one of the many promos that have been airing all month below as well as a behind the scenes look at the shoot from ball handler, Jesse Muench.

Friday, April 11, 2014

"I Believe!"

Wanted to give a well deserved shout out to all the diehard Outlaw fans as they come together from all over the country to show their pride and support for Team USA. I've had the opportunity to capture athletes and their fans at sports venues all over the world. From the UK, to South Africa, to South America, the passion, visual expression, and bond of the Outlaws stands strong throughout the globe!

Check out the latest promo featuring the Outlaws for the 2014 FIFA World Cup called "I Believe" that I directed and shot with Producer Katherine Kennedy here at OTHERfilms for the talented ESPN Marketing team. Enjoy!



Monday, April 7, 2014


Thrilled to share the latest open I created for Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty shot in the beautiful Cagayan, Philippines. Many thanks to editor, Sean Foley and Co3 colorist, Siggy Ferstl. Big shout out to the local Philippines crews for their amazing support on my expedition! 

 Peace, SD 


Friday, January 3, 2014


Happy New Year!

I wanted to share one of the 2014 World Cup promos that I directed and shot for ESPN that recently premiered during the Rose Bowl. The goal of this particular spot was to showcase and visually express the game's past heroes on football's most beautiful stage. Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013


June of 2013 I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil to direct and shoot a series of World Cup promos for the outstanding creative team at ESPN. I traveled between Rio and Salvador capturing the amazing, colorful people of the country and filmed two Brazilian Confederation Cup soccer matches. 

The promos premiere Jan 1st at 5PM EST on ESPN during the Rose Bowl. I’m super excited to have this kick off the new year and proud to be a part of the preparations for the 2014 World Cup.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Touba Upcoming Screenings

Hello everyone, 

I am happy to share some news about Touba, the feature length documentary film and photographic project that has been long in the making! I am so grateful to have met E. Chai Vasarhelyi, our director on Touba, about 9 years ago in Senegal where she was making a documentary about the much beloved Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour. Chai and I were both captivated (mesmerized!) by the energy, the visuals and stories that surround the the annual pilgrimage in Senegal known asThe Magaal. It was only natural that we had to make this film.

While it gives me such great pleasure to complete the film and body of photographic work as its been a part of my life for 7 years, I will miss the creative expression that this project has provided me. Touba for me has been like going to this secret magical place. It's projects like Touba that keep my inspiration flowing as I continue my visual journey in this world and I can't wait to get started on the next one! 

DOC NYC Saturday, Nov. 16th at 4:15p at the IFC Center, NYC, 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY. Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/H0zAbQ or @ IFC box office. Seating is limited so we recommend you reserve asap!

FILM SCENE Friday, Dec. 20th, Iowa City:Touba will be part of the grand opening events at the new independent cinema venue in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. Filmmaker Q&A will follow.

PICTURE FARM Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be hosting a gallery of selected photographs, July 2014. 
Trailer and photos below. 


"Unexpectedly and beautifully shot on 16mm film, in a time when most documentaries are filmed with digital cameras, the observational film's vivid cinematography and soundtrack weave together a work of cinematic poetry"
Read the full review on Indie Wire!

Official Website

Official Trailer, "Touba" (2013) from Chai Vasarhelyi on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Duncan Shreds the Lens with His Imagery From Formula 1 Barcelona 2013!

Each intense moment in the F1 world takes you a step beyond!

The Pilots - Nothing less than fearless superstars of precision. Man and machine melding together into one powerful force to blow us away. 

It was a dream come true to work with the teams of Formula 1 in such an intense and intimate way.
Thank you for inviting me inside the World of Formula 1 to create such unique, visceral, and dynamic imagery.

Thank you to the skilled pit crew, production, and camera teams for doing an outstanding job.  

F1 is a world of mystery, precision, and speed.  As a film-maker, it was an experience I will never forget!!