When Cicadas Sing

When Cicadas Sing

When Cicadas Sing

(4 mins 43 secs, United Kingdom)


Hoching Kwok is an animation graduate from Hong Kong with an interest in making intimate and emotional films.


A mesmerising story of adolescent metamorphosis, following a grandmother packing away her granddaughter’s belongings after she transformed into a cicada and flew away.

Additional Credits

Rough animators: Michael Blake, Francisco Alvarez, William Clarke, Yi Huang, Leo Bournas Milazzo, Hoching Kwok
Sound designer: Robert Loud
Music Composer: Conn Thornton
Voices: Windy Hon, Hoching Kwok
Supervising Tutor: Luis Cook

Film School

University of the West of England

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