A truly multi-talented and endlessly creative local film maker, Mauricio Baiocchi, is also a good friend of mine. He’s been hard at work on a labor of serious insect love. It’s called Cicada Princess, a film about the life cycles of cicadas and the the party they throw themselves at the end of their lives. They’re putting the word out to get funding, and I hope they do, because it looks absolutely stunning. He’s assembled a great team, and they’re even offering some of the beautiful insect puppets for donations. Check out the short promo clip where Mauchi talks about his big heart for his favorite Hemipteran:
Let’s help get this made! The world needs more insect art films!