Different Duck Films

About Us

Different Duck Films officially became a company in 2007, although the name itself was established in 1994 by founder, Rob Margolies, based on how he was personally perceived by family and friends for always thinking outside the box. Rob was an 11-year-old cinephile in 1994, the year that he learned that he can aspire to be a filmmaker and tell his own stories one day. 1994 was also the year that The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, and Forrest Gump were released. The differences between those 3 classics define what this company is inspired by, and what it achieves to accomplish in terms of creating uniquely diverse and timeless art. 

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Rob Margolies

Founder/CEO

is a Chapman University graduate with a BFA in Film Production. He was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by Oscar-Winning Director William Friedkin. Margolies also produced the first ever film by the Duffer Brothers, creators of STRANGER THINGS, who were his fellow students. In 2009, Rob was honored as the Chapman University Alumnus of the Year.

 

Margolies’ first movie LIFELINES stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at film festivals across the country.

Margolies’ second movie  SHE WANTS ME received worldwide distribution by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, and Charlie Sheen, and many more stars. Margolies’ third movie, ROOMMATE WANTED stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris, and it was also purchased and distributed worldwide by Lionsgate.

 

Margolies had three feature films released worldwide in 2020. ALL YOU CAN EAT, starring Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari. IMMORTAL starring Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Mario Van Peebles, Agnes Bruckner, Vanessa Lengies, and Robin Bartlett and YES starring Tim Realbuto, Nolan Gould, Oscar Nunez, and Siobhan Fallon.

 

Margolies is currently attached to several other feature films with all-star casts, including BOBCAT MORETTI, BURNING GIRL, IN FIDELITY and FRUIT OF OUR WOMB.