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The story of a fourteen-year-old boy who finds out a pretty girl wants to kiss him at his best friend's Spin the Bottle party.

First Kiss is a short film we're shooting in Pittsburgh this December. We're a group of friends who have collaborated on a number of short films and webseries in the past, and this is one of the last projects we'll produce together before we graduate. With some support from you and the Kickstarter platform, we believe we can turn this project into a truly terrific short film.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS People can pledge any amount of money - every donation helps, no matter how big or small. In exchange, we have a lot of fun and tangible rewards for your contributions. If we raise the $6,000 minimum in donations by the end of our 35-day Kickstarter campaign, the credit cards of contributors will be charged and we'll receive funding for our project. Your money will go towards professional sound-mixing and lighting design, as well as location fees, contingency, craft services, post-production, and festival submission fees. If we don't reach the $6,000 goal, no credit cards will be charged and we won't receive any funding. If we exceed the minimum goal, the excess funding will be put into making this production even better. 

THE STORY
First Kiss is the story of Adam Schoenberger, a fourteen-year-old romantic who finds out a pretty girl wants to kiss him at his best friend's Spin the Bottle party. This short film explores the thrill of anticipation and the pangs of growing up, all in an unabashed ode to the agonies of adolescence.

BUT I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to know more about the project. Send a message to Yulin Kuang with the subject "First Kiss" at yulinkuang1@gmail.com

OUR PAST PROJECTS

3x3x3: a love story, short film written and directed by Yulin Kuang and shot by Zack Wallnau, the cinematographer of First Kiss.

A Tooth Fairy, written and directed by Benjamin Welmond (assistant director on First Kiss)

Static Shock Blackout, written and directed by Stefan Dezil (producer on First Kiss)

Zombie College Musical: the webseries, an original musical webseries directed by Benjamin Welmond, written by Yulin Kuang, composed by David Grabowski, and produced by Stefan Dezil

Echo Chamber, an original webseries hosted by TVTropes.org, produced by Yulin Kuang and shot by Zack Wallnau

The 2010-2011 CMU Film Club Reel, featuring the original works of Benjamin Welmond (assistant director), Stefan Dezil (producer), Stephen Tonti (associate producer), Zack Wallnau (cinematographer), and Yulin Kuang (writer/director)

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