“First Girl I Loved,” directed, produced, shot by UT grads, wins audience award at Sundance

“First Girl I Loved”

First Girl I Loved , a film directed (Kerem Sanga (BS ’06), produced (Seth Caplan (BS ’02) and shot (Rick Diaz (BS ’06) by UT grads, has won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival NEXT Audience Award.

Here is part of the official summary: “Anne is a 17-year-old headstrong, cool nerd who lives with her single mom. While covering a softball game for the high school yearbook committee, she becomes infatuated with Sasha, the pretty star of the team. The two girls charmingly hit it off and quickly become close. But when Anne excitedly shares her newfound attraction to Sasha with her best friend, Cliff, he reveals his feelings for Anne and lashes out at her in unanticipated ways.”

No word yet as to whether this will screen at South By Southwest, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it does.



Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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