2019, Zagreb film, zagrebfilm@zagrebfilm.hr
Film debut
Dialogue: NO
Duration /  9’50”, 16:9, color, stereo
Technique  / 2D
Producer  / Vinko Brešan
Directed by, screenplay and design  / Petra Kožar
Editor  / Petra Kožar
Animation / Petra Kožar, Mislav Tomašinjak, Željko Kolarić
Music  / Nika Kožar
Artistic supervisor  / Simon Bogojević Narath
Executive producer / Andrijana Vidaček

There is a small creature Plupko living in a large tree in a forest. Plupko dreams about adventure in the big world, but he has never left his tree. One day, Plupko decides for the first time to get to the ground, but it seems more difficult than he expected. His own shadow has thrown him to the ground, the spirit of his own fear has appeared and chase him back to the tree. One night, Plupko found the little star stuck in the branches and released it. Next few days, Plupko unsuccessfully tries to get away, failing to overcome his fears.
He has decided for the final attempt, all or nothing. This time, the little star comes to help him face his fears Plupko, encouraged, finally steps on the ground and the fear disappears.

Petra Kozar was born on May 20, 1988 in Rijeka. She has participated in several student exhibitions and collaborated with Teatro Rubikon. In 2013 she graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka with the thesis “Drawing in animation”. She is engaged in children’s illustration, she participates in the maintenance of workshops and regularly cooperates with the children’s list “White bees”. In the last year and a half she has been employed as a video game designer in Zagreb.

How to face a moment in life when one needs to take a step into the unknown? How to overcome fear, the biggest impediment in our lives that makes us walk paved trails and stay within certain frameworks? A journey into the unknown is never smooth, and as with many things, starting is the hardest thing, that crucial first step, the starting step of every journey.