Paris, dream or nightmare? Jane is an English girl, hanging onto her dream of becoming a real Parisian. Will she manage to make it come true on her own? No! A Parisian life coach untangles for her the secrets of life in the city of romance. "Paris I Hate to Love You" is a mini TV-series that we aim to shoot in both English and French versions as the two actresses are bilingual.

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The project

PARIS JE T'AIME MOI NON PLUS - a series of comic shorts

 

 

The Paris I Hate to Love you Team will be featured this Monday evening on Ollia Georges' show "Happy Hour With Ollia" on Radio Enghien.  Listen live from 6 pm on  98 FM in the Ile de France area or online at www.idfm98.fr

 

Melissa Bamford presents the project to the audience at the Australian Embassy during the Australian & new Zealand film night!

 

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PITCH

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French frogs, treacherous albion, our friends the Gauls, taking French leave... from Waterloo to the «entente cordiale», cross-Channel relations for centuries have been  «love-to-hate».   This comedy mini-series will explain why.  An English girl in Paris consults a coach to learn how to become «French».  British humour takes on the French character.  The aim : give the French a taste of English irony so they can take themselves less seriously.

 

 

 

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CONCEPT

 

An out-of-sorts English girl runs away from her homeland to live out her Parisian dream.  Only to find herself like a fish out of water.  But destiny comes to her aid.  She encounters a rather unusual coach whose lessons teach her how to become «French» and reveal to her the secrets of the true Parisian lifestyle.

 

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FORMAT

 

Short four minute episodes: each episode explores a cultural «difference», sometimes mocking a French characteristic seen through the eyes of our English girl, or alternatively laughing at the Englishness our heroine will have to rapidly get rid of.  

Our two actresses speak both French and English, they would therefore be delighted to shoot the series in both languages.

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CHARACTERS

 

Jane, The English Girl (Christine Hooper)

 

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Very British, she’s a kind of female « Mr Bean ». Thirty something, single and weighed down by her Englishness ; British decency and «stiff upper lip».  She dreams of becoming a Parisian beauty. Once transformed, everything will be so much better, won’t it?

 

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Victoire de St Germain, Coach (Eirin Forsberg)

 

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Direct. Efficent. Radical. Motivation. Practical exercices. Let’s go, just do it !

Herself a foreigner in Paris, she’s already gone through the painful phase of transformation. Although, painful doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing for the two women ...  She has become a more than perfect Parisian, almost. 

 

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SET

 

The coach’s office, Jane’s Paris flat, and many different typical, and not so typical locations of daily Parisian life (metro, boulangerie, café...) as well as some of the city's most beautiful settings.  

 

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THE TEAM 

 

CHRISTINE HOOPER  www.christinehooper.info

 

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Her love and affection for France go back to her first French holiday at the age of 7.   Despite her near perfect integration into French culture, she has very much kept her oh so-British soul.  An actress and director, she will soon be seen on the big screen, acting alongside Gerard Depardieu in Asterix and Obelix. 

 

 

EIRIN FORSBERG   www.eirinforsberg.com

 

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Just as free and at ease in front of the camera as on stage, this Viking left her fjords some 15 years ago. A fine observer of the human art of living, she’s a perfect cameleon who transforms herself to serve her art, acting in French, English, Italian and Norwegian… 

 

MELISSA BAMFORD

 

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A producer and documentary film maker from New Zealand, Melissa has been based in Paris for the last 2 years.  She understands the difficulties of everyday Parisian life and has come on board to make this comedy come to life, for your viewing pleasure.

 

BIBI JACOB  www.bibijacob.com

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Poet, writer, actress, director, Bibi also fights for the environment through her innovative blog Plastikdiet.com

 

 

TRAILER CREDITS

 

Direction : Melissa and Andy Bamford

Camera and editing : Andy Bamford

Assistant Camera : Duncan Paterson

 

Cast

Coach : Eirin Forsberg

Jane, The English Girl : Christine Hooper

The angry shopper : Philippe Simon

The lover: Sylvain Mounier

The shop assistant : Niamh Treacy

The couple : Damien McKeon and Melissa Bamford

and thanks to : Alisdair, Mialone, Raphaëlle

 

Photo credits : 

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Natacha Gonzalez

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Why fund it?

 

 

 

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE MONEY?

 

We’ll produce a pilot of three episodes that we’ll use to contact different TV-channels and production companies to get full production.

The collect will finance the shooting ( technical team, equipment rental, set rental, catering and post-production of the three episodes…).

 

BUDGET

 

Technical team and equipment rental : 4000 €

Catering, transport and divers expenses : 500 €

Rental of set, props and costume : 1000 €

Post-production : 1000 €

Total : 6500 €

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Paris je t'aime, moi n'en plus/ Paris I hate to love you

Paris je t'aime moi non plus (Paris I Hate to Love You) began as a twinkle in the eye of Christine Hooper, grew up with some help from Bibi Jacob, and has been given a touch of daring by Eirin Forsberg. And now it's coming to life thanks to Melissa and Andy Bamford. Taken that the two actresses are bilingual, the series will be shot in both languages.... See more

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Paris Je T'aime Moi Non Plus Is officially going to the Cannes Film Festival next month with Media France - Check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParisJeTaimeMoiNonPlus
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What an epic last 24 hours! We exceeded our goal! And thats thanks to YOU all! We can't wait to start filming the pilot this Spring here in Paris !! Really a MASSIVE Thank you!! Wooohoooo!!!
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Good luck ladies!!