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May 23, 2013

A Cicada Kickstarter: Return of the Cicadas

Filed under: Magicicada,Periodical,Pop Culture — Dan @ 8:29 pm

Want to sponsor what could be the greatest cicada documentary of all time? Samuel Orr has a Kickstarter to fund the production of his 17 year cicada documentary Return of the Cicadas.

Rewards for backing the project include cool stuff like the film (download, dvd or bluray depending on your pledge amount) and a fine art photo print.

Just watch Samuel’s trailer for the film. You will want to back this film after seeing the trailer:

More information about Samuel and the Kickstarter:

I’m a natural history filmmaker and time-lapse photographer (, and have been following and filming the various broods of periodical cicadas since 2007 (there are multiple groupings of cicadas called broods that come out in different years across the eastern U.S.). I’ve got 200+ hours of footage, and am working towards an hour documentary that focuses on the 17-year varieties as well as cicadas in general. This film is anticipated in 2014, and will be broadcast on PBS afterwards.

1 Comment

  1. david emery says:

    Hi Dan, noted that Samuel had Australia on his list. The emergences here are quite erratic and not as predictable as in the USA. Daytime emergers are less obvious, so he would need to factor the season and distance into any visit.

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