Never Like the First Time! by Jonas Odell — Short Film Animates People’s Stories about Their First Time

This affective animated documentary by Swedish animator Jonas Odell is based on candid interviews (conducted by Benjamin Wolff) of regular people describing their first sexual experiences. Each story is unique, in keeping with the experience of having sex with someone for the first time. Some of the stories can get funny and familiar, others are touching and enlightening while another unfortunately is really sad. But even though the stories are all very personal, they’re all relatable and the animation style is great.

Odell is the founder of  Stockholm-based studio Filmtecknarna, and works in mixed media techniques combining 2D, 3D animation and live action. Never Like The First Time! won him the Golden Bear award at the Berlinale International Film Festival, and his other awards include a Grammy nomination and win at the MTV Music Awards for the Franz Ferdinand music video ‘Take Me Out’.

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~ by Fionnlagh on July 11, 2015.

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