Dana Niu is an award–winning composer. In 2010, the music she composed for Dean Yamada's film Jitensha won Best Original Score at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival. Most recently, her score for the film Fort McCoy won Best Music at the 2012 Milan International Film Festival. She is based in Los Angeles and her work spans over 100 films, including orchestrations this year for the films Prisoners, The Wolverine, and The Conjuring. She recently completed composing the score for Final Recourse starring Teri Polo, Chazz Palminteri and Tia Carrere. Cicada happily marks her fifth collaboration with Dean Yamada.