Is the Spotted Lanternfly really that bad?

Multimedia Editor Pat Cavanagh speaks with entomologist Braley Burke from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and USDA researchers Laura Nixon and Tracey Leskey to discuss the effects of the Spotted Lanternfly.

  • Patrick Joseph Cavanagh
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 1920x1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Pittsburgh
Distribution Information
  • The Pitt News
    Country: United States
Director Biography

Pat Cavanagh is a senior undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh studying film and digital media. Cavanagh, a student photojournalist with The Pitt News since 2021 and now Multimedia Editor, combines his passion for journalism and film to create short documentary pieces about the Pittsburgh area.

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Director Statement

This project was created in just three weeks as a piece for The Pitt News. The interviewing, shooting, and, editing were all conducted and created by myself, including the three pieces of background music heard in the piece.