First Love

essay, 06’15”

  • Winner “Special Jury Award” at the upcoming filmmakers festival in Lucerne
  • Winner “Best Content” at the Academy Shorts Festival
  • Winner “Best Short Film” at the Madrid Skate Film Festival
  • 2nd Place at the shnit International Shortfilm Festival – Slam Movie Night

“Skateboarding doesn’t make you a skateboarder: not being able to stop skateboarding makes you a skateboarder.”
– Lance Mountain

What is it, that keeps skateboarders trying a trick over and over again – ignoring the pain and frustration after several slams? “First Love” tries to show outsiders of the skateboard community what the fascination of this special sport is all about. But also addresses the die-hard skateboarders all around the world.

Festivals (selection)
Barcelona International FICTS Festival – Barcelona, Spain
Youki International Youth Media Festival – Wels, Austria
International Skateboard Film Festival – Berlin, Germany
Luksuz Film Festival – Krško, Slovenia
Madrid Skate Film Festival – Madrid, Spain
Gässli Film Festival – Basel, Switzerland
Schweizer Jungfilmfestival – Lucerne, Switzerland
shnit International Shortfilmfestival – Berne, Switzerland

Written, Directed & Edited: Christian Taro
Camera: André Guadagno, Christian Taro
Light/Grip: Marco Andreas Müller
Sound: Valentin Brotbek
Logo: Alain Fiechter –
Voice: Julian Koechlin
Music: (Trailer) Thank You Note (Inst) – The Wandas

Interview with Radio 3Fach
Berner Zeitung about “First Love” at shnit

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