About the Films



Animals playing in the dirt find something magical and go to investigate.


Director Notes

I've seen so many film festivals over the years. One thing I'm noticing is their interest in 1 minute short films. Since there's also no entry fee for 1 minute shorts, I thought of something that was near to me and could be conveyed in 60 seconds. As many of you probably don't know, Laos is the most bombed country per capita on the planet, ever. 270 million bombs were dropped on Laos and many of them did not detonate. They estimate about 80 million bombs are still in the ground and they continue to injure and kill farmers and children each year. While most of my work has never been overly political, I thought this fact was too difficult to ignore.


Exhibition Schedule (Not current)

University of Iowa Biennial Faculty Art Show. Talk Thursday, April 9 @ 7pm.

Hamilton International Film Festival, November 3-13, 2016.



Duration 1:00
Process 3D Animated
Language English
Start Date August 2015
Completion Date May 2016, post processing completed Sept 2016
Software Used Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere
Produced In USA/Canada




Created, Directed & Produced by
Peter Chanthanakone

Anna Aaberg
Katherine Sailer
Kris Treiber

David Senter

Rabby Teng

Special Thanks
Catzie Vilaphonh
Legacies of War


Production Facts

# of revisions of the film 1
# background paintings 3
# of students assisting 3
Rendered using: Maya Software
Avg number of render passes (max, min) 5, 1
Avg rendering time per frame (max, min) 5 seconds, 1 second
Time to render the film in After Effects in 1080HD (1 computer) 2 hours