Insecta: Science that Stings

A movie that journeys alongside leading insect scientists and Coyote Peterson to explore the most painful stings and the fascinating science of ​the unseen lives ​that surround you.

  • Cody M Sheehy
  • Cody M Sheehy
    Beyond the Mirage, Earthlight
  • Cara Gibson
  • Justin Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Wendy Moore
    Key Cast
  • Cara Gibson
    Key Cast
  • Coyote Peterson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    77,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Loft Cinema
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
    November 28, 2017
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
  • Arizona Public Media
Director Biography - Cody M Sheehy

Cody Sheehy is an award-winning filmmaker who has successfully produced documentaries all over the world, from the steppes of Mongolia, to the Australian Outback, to the jungles of Costa Rica. His films, which have focused on natural resources, the environment, and the people who are connected to them, have aired across the United States on PBS affiliate stations, the Science Channel, in theaters and on digital streaming platforms. His unique ability to tell this story stems from his long passion for science. He holds a Master’s of Science in Range Ecology, is a published author in scientific journals, and has worked closely with academics from around the world.

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Director Statement

Our goal is to meet people where they are – scared and disgusted by creepy crawlies – and take them on a journey to the exploration of science and curiosity for the world around us.