About the Film


In this family's history, every 14 year old son is giving a task to become a man. So when it's time for Buddy's task to slay the neighborhood dragon, he might not be ready to be a man.


Duration 8:24
Process 2D and 3D Animated


Start Date April 2008
Completion Date May 2010
Funded By Grants and Research Funding (Southeast Missouri State University)
Software Used Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere
Produced In USA


Director, Producer Peter Chanthanakone
Story Concept David Hayes
Production Assistant Michael Freezeland
Modeling Assistants

Tyler Paneitz
Chris Northcutt

Texture Assistant Kirk Lohmann
Musical Director, Producer Rabby Teng
Voice Overs

Connor - David Hayes
Gabriel - Jacob Dudley, Olivia Nguyen
Dragon - Osby Tomlin

Special Thanks Patrick Adams
Neal Borowiak
Scott Wright

Production Facts

Number of short stories David Hayes gave me 3
Number of revisions of the film 5
Number of 3D shots 49
Number of 2D drawings 8
Avg number of layers per 2D drawings 23
Number of models 29
Number of textures 250+
Avg animation time per second 1 hour
Number of voice over auditions for casting


Rendered using: 3 computers
2008 Macbook Pro (4GB)
2008 Mac Pro (2GB)
AMD 64 x2 5000, (4GB)
Avg number of render passes (max, min) 4 (6, 2)
Avg rendering time per frame (max, min)

1:50 seconds (1 hour, 6 seconds)




February 11-13, 2011 - FiLUMS International Film Festival, Lahore, Pakistan

April 28 - May 3 - China International Cartoon and Animation Festival, HangJoo, China

June 6-11 - Annecy International Animation Film Festival: International Invitation Exhibition, Annecy, France

June 9-13, 2011 - International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany

August 22, 2011 - New York City International Film Festival, NYC, NY, USA

October 4, 2011 - Kansas International Film Festival, Kansas City, MO, USA

November 4-8, 2011 - Puchon Animation Festival, Puchon, Korea




Concept Design


Not to spoil the film, here's a few storyboards. Entire boards will become available after the film's completion date.