Travel should inspire and delight. It should remind you that anything is possible. But for Ethan (Tyler Ritter), an international business traveler, his trip to Paris has been all work, no inspiration.
In town to speak at an innovation and technology conference at the Marriott Champs Elysees, Ethan has spent his time in the city of lights preparing for his speech – until his laptop goes missing.
Margaux (Margot Luciarte), a beautiful young Parisian woman, wants to pull Ethan out of his work-only mindset and into her brilliant world of wonder and adventure.
Through magical realism that can only happen in Paris, Margaux captures Ethan’s imagination with a string of clues, showing him the beauty of the city through her eyes.
As we follow Ethan on his journey of exploration, we fall under Margaux’s spell, wishing to put our screens away and experience the world around us. When the two finally meet in front of the Eiffel Tower, Ethan will see with his own eyes that the choice has always been up to him.
Title: French Kiss
Category: Branded Entertainment
Brand: Marriott Hotels
Format: Drama Short Film
Credit: Executive Producer, David Beebe
Director: John Gray
Production Company: Sander/Moses
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