BETHESDA, Md., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of its second original short film, the Marriott Content Studio in collaboration with the company's flagship Marriott Hotels brand today released the trailer for French Kiss. The mystical romance shot in Paris and the Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees will have its worldwide premiere on May 19. French Kiss, starring Tyler Ritter (The McCarthys), reminds us that travel should inspire and delight, and that anything is possible if you just believe.
In its mission to engage viewers with content that entertains and informs them, the Marriott Content Studio joined in a creative collaboration with noted producers and storytellers Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses & SLAM for this project – the team behind popular television series such as "Ghost Whisperer" and "Profiler", and four feature films, including "D.O.A". Download images.
French Kiss follows a seemingly magical romance that could only happen in Paris. Ethan (Tyler Ritter) is a young American obsessed with work visiting the French capital to speak at an innovation conference at the Paris Marriott Hotel Champs Elysees. Admired from afar by the gorgeous but mischievous Margaux (French model and actress Margot Luciarte), Ethan is tricked into following her string of clues throughout the city – forcing him to explore, imagine and literally see the magic of Paris through her eyes. All the while, he wonders if his guide is real, or a mystical muse with magical powers that give him a glimpse of a life that seems like a dream. In the end, he finds out.
David Beebe, Vice President, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International explains, "Through short films like French Kiss, Marriott is able to capture the attention of consumers in a visually dynamic and compelling way. Storytelling, such as in French Kiss, makes for a deeper, more genuine engagement to further our '3C' strategy of producing content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that drives commerce to our hotels."
The film premieres on Marriott's YouTube channel on May 19th. It features a multi-platform, all-screens distribution strategy including digital, theater, in-room, online, Marriott.com, and the company's 47 million Marriott Rewards members, and at an event at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, California that evening. For more information, visit www.frenchkissfilm.com.
French Kiss follows the Marriott's Content Studio's first original short film, TWO BELLMEN, which premiered on March 10 (www.twobellmen.com) and has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube. TWO BELLMEN features some of the biggest stars from the hip hop and B-boy dance world and Hollywood stuntmen in a comedic, genre-bending mix of parkour, martial arts, dance and music action in partnership with JW Marriott Hotels brand.
About Marriott's Content Studio Launched in September 2014, Marriott's Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company's focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company's hotels.
Sander/Moses Productions & SLAM Producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM have inked a deal with MCS to develop a branded digital project together (http://www.sandermoses.com/whoweare). "In an ever-changing world of content creation and 21st century global interconnection it is really exciting to be teaming up with a premium travel brand like Marriott in the digital content space" said Ian Sander of Sander/Moses Productions/SLAM. Sander/Moses have an astonishing eleven TV series (including Ghost Whisperer and Profiler) four feature films (including D.O.A.), and dozens of digital projects to their credit.
About Marriott Hotels With 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com.
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