The Passions of an Ordinary Mallard is a 6 minute comedy short about the stories we tell ourselves in order to get by. Mallard centers on Gustave, a wooden decoy mallard on a shelf who spends his days musing upon his made up existence living on a pond as a real duck. Gustave’s imagined life is filled with suffering and conflict, but the struggles he’s created for himself are preferable to the nothingness of being an inanimate object.