Friday 31 May 2013

Return of the Cicadas

Samuel Orr
Here's a fantastic video of the Periodical Cicadas. The Magicicadas!

It shows their life and times from beginning to frequently untimely, heart-wrenching end, desperately buzzing in sundry jaws or horrifically maimed in complications of moult.

And I thought Saving Private Ryan was bad!

Video: Samuel Orr

If you want to see yet more sex and violence among the Cicadas, then why not check out the film maker's Kickstarter campaign?

Samuel Orr is hoping to raise $20,000 from random strangers on the internet so that he can go to Australia and film lots of weird and wonderful Cicadas from across the country and all its habitats.

Even without going to Australia, he's already on his way to making a very nice, hour long documentary that could end up on the telly! Or on a DVD sent your way if you pledge enough money to his project.

Samuel Orr
Some of the stuff on Kickstarter is so weird. It's amazing what kind of stuff seems to someone or others dream come true. And it can be incredible how much money random strangers will club together and give. $20,000 is almost nothing at all!


TexWisGirl said...

i wish him well.

i'll enjoy my annual cicadas here this summer. :)

Joseph JG said...

We could all do with a few hundred million more Cicadas!