My friend told me about this the other day, I finally got a chance to watch it. The Mantis Parable was entirely created (story, visuals, animation, sound, and music) by Josh Staub as a labor of love over an 18-month period in his spare time. Please take time to watch, I'm sure we have all been a "mantis" in our lives.
The Mantis Parable has been a runaway international success winning awards at top festivals around the globe and qualifying (twice!) for consideration for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category.