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Through miniature puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas as they come out of the ground for the party at the end of their lives.
Through miniature puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas as they come out of the ground for the party at the end of their lives.
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Cicada Princess is a short film based on a children's book by the same title, both written and produced by Mauricio Baiocchi (Mauchi) with illustrations and character designs by Steve Ferrera. 

Through miniatures and puppets, we follow the lives of the Cicadas emerging from the ground where they have been waiting as grubs for sixteen years.  The Cicadas gather for the grand ball at the castle, knowing that when the sun rises their lives will come to an end. 

The images and footage explain the project much better than words as does the Cicada Princess website. The HD version of the video lives here.

Thanks for your support. 


- Mauchi

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    A thank you and credit on the Cicada Princess film website.

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    A Cicada Princess HD DVD signed by director + a set of postcards of cicada artwork

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    Cast in resin and individually painted, each bug on the bridge stands at about 4 1/2 inches tall. At this level we are offering the HD DVD signed by the crew, a set of postcards of cicada artwork, and a bridge bug from the film.

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    All of the rewards to this level but also the full color book signed by the Director and crew of the picture.

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    All of the rewards to this level with the addition of a limited run Cicada Princess figurine. Standing at 6 1/2 inches tall and mounted for permanent display, each princess is cast and painted by Steve Ferrera, Art Director of Cicada Princess.

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    An articulated full size ballroom cicada puppet. Each stands at 11 inches and comes with a handmade dress or suit and applicable jewelry accessories. And of course an HD DVD and signed Cicada Princess book.

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    All of the rewards to this level plus an Associate Producer title on the credits of the picture.

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