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Director of "Dandelions" Short Film

Huntington University, Huntington, IN

2014, 2016-2017

Guest Advisor

GameStop, Fort Wayne, IN


"Dandelions" is a 2D animated short film created by Nikki Hines and Rebecca Strong as a senior thesis during their time at Huntington University in Huntington, IN. 

Director: Nikki Hines

Producers: Nikki Hines and Rebecca Strong

Score: Kurt Roembke and Hope Arthur

SFX: Josh Rosebrough


Plot Synopsis:

An immortal beast that resides in a field of dandelions is plagued by a curse that causes him to kill anything he touches with his paws. Until one day a young girl stumbles upon him and takes it upon herself to solve his problem. Through this chance encounter a friendship blooms through the years.

As of May 2017, the film was completed and will be submitted to film fests. 


- Grand Rapids Comic Con Film Festival: First Place

- Frostbite International Film Festival: Best Animated Short

- Student World Awards: Best Animation

- BEA Festival of Media Arts: First Place Student Animation

- ADFED Gold: Self Promotion Video

- ADFED Silver: Self Promotion Collateral

- The Moonrise Film Festival: Finalist

- SHORT To The Point: Official Selection

- Roselle Park Shorts! Film Festival: Official Selection

- The World Animation Celebration: Official Selection

- After Hours Film Society (Anim8 Student Film Fest): Merit Award

- Catharsis International Film Festival: Official Selection

- Providence Children's Film Festival: Official Selection

- Clean Shorts Film Festival: Official Selection

- Park City International Film Festival: Official Selection

- Grand Rapids Film Festival: Official Selection

- River Bend Film Festival: Official Selection

- Hobnobben Film Festival: Two Official Selections


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