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Name: Cameron Duncan  
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Date of Birth: 20th April 1986
Place of Birth: New Zealand
Profession: Director
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Cameron Duncan (April 20, 1986 – November 12, 2003) was a writer and director from New Zealand.

Duncan completed only two short films, DFK6498 and Strike Zone, a movie involving his love for Softball, as well as a few commercials and brief clips, before dying of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, at age 17. He showed remarkable talent for one so young, even dictating how his own funeral should be held at the end of Strike Zone. He was very sucessful in the fair go ad awards, with his entries for the high school section of the awards in 1999 and 2003 winning the award for best high school entries in their respective years. The advertisment he created for the 1999 competition was officially adopted by TVNZ and played on prime-time TV for it's message about road safety. Near the end of his life he befriended Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, inspiring the latter to write the Oscar-winning song, "Into the West" for the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. His work as well as an explanatory documentary was put onto the Extended Edition DVD set for The Return of the King, making his work available to millions and ensuring the biggest wish he expressed in his final days: not to be forgotten.

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