From the Episode: Growing Pains

My Name Is Your First Love

| March 6, 2013

Columbia University / 2011 / 14 minutes / English / Color

Name Is Your First Love

“Sorry boy, not good enough.”

Naturally, a summer job for a young teen is a time to learn responsibility and integrity. But what happens when hormones kick in? Christian, a working class teen in 80’s suburbia, finds out when he gets a job tending his foxy neighbor Geena’s lawn. What started off as just a gig now comes with an emotional price as he allows his growing feelings for Geena to show through his care for her garden. What happens when work and love become indistinguishable, especially in the life of a young man? Directed by Rob Richert. Winner Best US Narrative Short Film 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival. Principal Cast: Owen Campbell, Tonya Glanz, Chloe Hyman and Sawyer Novack.

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Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Peter Borg

Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by

John Andrieni

Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer