First Kiss

Sharing a first kiss with somebody is definitely something personal, probably because it can be very weird, uncomfortable and very awkward. It can be nerve-racking, but it can also be magical.

Los Angeles-based, amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva, along with Wren Studio managed to create a three-minute video that successfully captures the most transient of human interactions, the fist kiss. Heart stopping and breathtaking moments are present in this unique and romantic video.

Twenty Strangers, straight, gay, young and old were chosen and paired off,  and with barely any guidance f they were asked to take their time and whenever they were ready simply share a kiss.

The neutral colour of the set, use of black and white  and the beautiful background music makes everyone look equal, and creates a sweet and romantic tone to the video. The artist managed to capture the beauty of strangers sharing a kiss for the first time, and for me, the weird, awkward and uncomfortable feelings experienced are what make this film so unique, true and beautiful.

It kind of makes you think, how do first kisses look like? How do they feel like? Because in ‘real life’, you don’t get the chance to witness fists kisses too often, and you definitely never get to kiss someone for the first time twice.

What did you think about this video? I have heard and read many different opinions, and I would love to know what you thought as well. 

Thank you for reading,


  1. This video made me smile. It’s very emotional. Music is calm what makes the video flow and easy to feel the reality, the emotions and feelings.
    As you stated above, black and white background makes it especially EQUAL. Totally agree!
    Would like to say thank you to the person who implemented this idea into reality.

  2. I absolutely loved this. I found it stirring and beautiful and awkward and sexy, which is kind of an unexpected combination of descriptors, but I think that’s what makes it flawless. That’s what makes a first kiss incredible, that rush of messy, conflicting feelings.

    I think art should always be this, really. Be it visual, or written, or musical. I think it should always be this.

  3. This has been all over the social media for a while, and for some reason i was resisting it!
    so glad i checked it out here, it was beautiful…

  4. Wren is a clothing company, not really a studio! Which makes this video a great piece of content marketing! Totally shareable and emits emotions all over it! Great job!

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