Everyone remembers their first crush. The sweaty palms, pounding hearts, and dry mouths are as much a part of adolescence as pimply faces and mood swings. Like many, I remember my first infatuation as one of the most exhilarating, and embarrassing, times of my life.
Julia Pott takes us back to that awkward time with her animated short film, “My First Crush.” The British film student interviewed her classmates about their first love, and their stories are the backbone of this sweet video.
The animation is basic, but this simplicity allows these funny and moving tales to take center stage. In a world dominated by flashy computer-generated imagery, “My First Crush” is a refreshing change of pace.