Short film festival poster

Ingredients given by the client

Frank McCarthy, poster art for “Valley of the Gwangi”. The movie was filmed with creature effects provided by Ray Harryhausen, the last dinosaur-themed film he animated.

Concavenator corcovatus, a fossil discovered in the Las Hoyas fossil site of Spain.

This dinossaur had structures resembling quill knobs on its forearm, a feature known only in birds and other feathered theropods, such as Velociraptor.

The rock formations of Ciudad Encantada are karst formations made of limestone and dolomite, which date back to the Cretaceous period, approximately 90 million years ago.

Ciudad Encantada appears as a location in the following films:

  • A Professional Gun, 1968
  • The Valley of Gwangi, 1969
  • Conan the Barbarian, 1982
  • The World is not enough, 1999

The result

The result: A Frank McCarthy homage starring by “Pepito”, the Concavenator.