Films always had a certain gravitas for Rick since the first time he witnessed the magic that is Jurassic Park. He was mesmerized by the achievement of dinosaurs and humans existing on the same screen and with such realism. For Rick, it was in no small words, stupendous. However, it wasn't really until his senior year that he really encountered the passion of story telling after watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer which he found funny, heartfelt, focused, and most of all memorable.
What brought me onto Cicada was the desire to tell a full-length story with a modest budget and crew. He wanted to test his mettle, resolve, and creativity in a way that no other set had done so far.