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Earth 65 million years ago is relatively peaceful depending
how high on the food chain you are. In a spacious and vegetation rich field, a lone triceratops is living its mundane day to day life of just eating. The typical grass diet is boring, until a beautiful frangipani flower catches the herbivore’s eye. However, as the dinosaur chooses between sticking with the usual food or the flower, a meteor comes into the picture, and now the triceratops must decide to either run away now or stick around to get a quick bite.

  • Anthony Filipas
  • Anthony Filipas
  • Anthony Filipas
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    1 minute 46 seconds
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    May 3, 2016
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Anthony Filipas

Filipas always had a passion for video games, and film while growing up in Portland, Oregon. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in mid 2012, Filipas pursued his passion further by attending MTSU’s animation program. After graduating from MTSU in December 2016, Filipas intends to enter the video game industry as a lighting artist.

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Director Statement

The original idea for what would become ‘Plumeria’ came to my head as early as April 2015. At home, I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who literally spends every waking second when he’s not sleeping; scourging the floor for food. Because of that, I joked to myself that my dog would likely prioritize food over any kind of situation. Even dangerous ones. This general idea became the overall foundation of inspiration for this animated short. My first rough idea was “What if a dinosaur just completely shrugs off the extinction event because it was eating?” While initial production of this short film didn’t begin until August 2015, the overall vision remained constant from concept to finished product during the nine month long production.