The 3:28 minute video features ten sets of strangers kissing for the first time.
Pilieva, born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, has received an MFA from the school the American Film Institute. She started her career with music videos and experimental short films.
Her first feature film, Forever, was produced by The Art of Elusium and starred Ann Woll and Luke Grimes.
Naturally parodies, like “First Sniff” are popping up all over Youtube.
The Tonight Show Featuring Jimmy Fallon also created a parody called “First Lick”, which is cute but doesn’t quite capture the pure awkwardness shown in the original.