by Jeff SCHER
2008 / color / sound / 1S / 1' 30

Cinema has been fascinated with kissing since Thomas Edison filmed May Irwin and John Rice in 1896 in "The Kiss."

The kiss is particularly interesting to me, as it's one of the best things we all get to do, yet almost everyone does it with their eyes closed. Perhaps this accounts in part for how compelling a good screen kiss is. It's one of the privileges of the film experience to see something so private and personal up close, invisible to the kissers. With the taboo of voyeurism lifted, we are drawn in, almost hypnotically, to participate vicariously.

Valentine's Day seemed like a swell excuse to make a kissing film. The moment where the kiss is inevitable is just as delicious as the the kiss itself, so each shot begins just before the kiss. You can feel the tractor beam of mutual attraction and are drawn in yourself, as a viewer.

Shay Lynch, who plays a mean steel-string ukelele, wrote and performed the music.


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 20,00 €