Falling in Love with 'The Love Bugs'

by POV on July 12, 2021
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Lois O'Brien observing insect collections. | Credit: POV

Directors Maria Clinton and Allison Otto sit down with POV Shorts Producer Opal Hope Bennett to talk about their filmmaking process, the original score for the film, what the O'Briens initially thought of the title and more!

The Love Bugs broadcast was part of PBS documentary series POV Shorts' 3rd Season on November 8, 2020. The short documentary follows two octogenarian entomologists who have been married for more than 60 years and, during that time, have amassed the world's largest private collection of insects.

Discover more Q&A's about the documentary series here.

“The Love Bugs” will be streaming on PBS.org from July 12-23 as part of the PBS Short Film Festival 2021.

The Love Bugs

Two renowned, married entomologists facing their twilight years seek to pass on their knowledge--with a little help from their 1.25 million insects.
The Love Bugs

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