Check out this odd, interesting, funny short by Nicole Delaney featuring Maya Rudolph and Insecure’s Jay Ellis. It’s a story about love, and odd pairings.

Production Description and Detail

Starring Maya Rudolph and Jay Ellis, THIRSTY tells the story of a mosquito who falls in love with a man after tasting his blood. Through her eyes we explore the ups and downs of sex, intimacy, love, and a bug’s unflinching desire to feel human.

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Maya Rudolph as the Mosquito
Jay Ellis
Michelle Buteau
LaRoyce Hawkins
Anna Cordell

Director: Nicole Delaney
Writers: Nicole Delaney & Sonya Goddy (
Cinematographer: John Wakayama Carey (
Producers: Alvaro Valente, Fabio Costabile, Alexander Smith, Nicole Delaney

Editor: Brandon Zuck (
Consulting Editor: Joi McMillon
Composer: Ariel Marx
Additional Music by: Sam KS
Production Designer: James Bolenbaugh
Costume Designer: Jordy Scheinberg

1st AD: Lee Strauss
2nd AD: Samantha Chase

1st AC: Henry Walker Sayen
2nd AC: Andrea Fuentes
Gaffer: Pierre Tsigaridis
Key Grip: Yoann Cifuentes
Best Boy Electric: Samuel Diaz
Sound Op: Tomasso Pompei and Alexander Goens

Set Costumer: Niki Firanek
Art Director: Ava Jones

Production Services: ACME Smith, LLC
Production Coordinator: Catherine Collins
Unit Production Assistant: Aean McMullin
Production Assistants: Bennett Krishock, Joseph Ellerd

Drones provided by: Aerial Mob

Insect Handlers: Steven Kutcher, Danielle Parsons

Color: John Wakayama Carey

Supervising Sound Editor: Ric Schnupp
Sound Design: Roni Pillischer
Music Supervisor: Jenna Rubenstein

Visual Effects: Sevan Najarian

Camera Equipment provided by Alexa Bechtold at Panavision