The Cicada

The Cicada prepares for prom! An art house film that serves as an allegory for Brood X and the Class of 2021 emerging into adulthood.

  • Marlaena Henry
    Security, Projection
  • Marlaena Henry
    Security, Projection
  • Marlaena Henry
    Key Cast
    "The Cicada"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Art house, drama, experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Washington-Liberty High School
Director Biography - Marlaena Henry

Marlaena Henry is a writer, director, and editor from Arlington, Virginia. She is a senior in high school and will pursue her love of film at VCUarts by studying Cinema. She is an avid 'Star Wars' fan and Marlaena's love of film began after watching 'The Last Jedi'. Her films have been Official Selections at the Arlington Student Film Fest and chosen to represent her school at the Virginia High School League Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I've noticed that there are a lot of parallels between Brood X coming out and the Class of 2021 emerging into adulthood, even more so with the added element of the pandemic coming to an end. A lot of new chapters are opening!