Lone Cricket Productions is a Film and Sound Design production company based in Reading, PA.
I am not actually alone, nor am I a cricket, but I do love crickets as they produce some of the most beautiful sounds in the world.
“So where does the name come from if you’re not alone then???” I often get asked.
Creating symphonies in fields and trees, crickets stridulate at specific frequencies within their species, performing in cadence with one another to attract peers while avoiding predators. This communal act creates those summer night choirs everyone loves to meditate in. Although one can occasionally hear in the distance a Lone Cricket, strayed from their tribe, making their own avant-garde experimental piece. It’s truly a pleasure to hear as an observer. Nevertheless, a lone cricket for too long is a dead cricket.
Among my talents it’s actually music that has been my biggest passion. I’ve prided myself on being unique or authentic in creating these elaborate compositions that are not “ordinary.” As an introvert, I of course found myself susceptible to certain social or performance anxieties. Finding myself writing, composing, and playing to and for only myself in my living room with absolutely no one else to hear, I become the Lone Cricket.
As an introvert this a natural progression of gaining energy and inspiration, and it’s important also; but remember, a Lone Cricket for too long is eventually a dead cricket. And so one’s mind can very quickly consume oneself.
So Lone Cricket is my constant reminder that I need the tribe to survive. That if I don’t continually create with peers, I will be consumed; and in film especially, the one man band is a sure way to burn out real quick. The very nature of film inevitably requires collaboration and equality. Yes, I still take on a large weights in my productions, and I am the face of the company, but I love being pushed to collaborate with clients in creative ways while bringing on a handful of creatives on the production side of the process.
So Let’s create something together, as a tribe
Lone Cricket :)