Designer John Saint-Denis' Gift to You On Valentine's Day: "The Paris Flat"
Following up his success from the niche hit, "Il Palazzo" which garnered over 42,000 views, renowned interior designer and tastemaker John Saint-Denis brings you The Paris Flat.
In this beautiful and romantic sequel to Il Palazzo, Paolo and his French lover Marc are living in an idealic apartment in Paris, but Paolo's company is transferring him to the States. Marc can't get a visa. Find out what happens....
"I wanted to follow up the success of Il Palazzo with a piece that was both beautiful to look at, and had a strong social message. If I'm going to have tens of thousands of followers again, I thought I might as well say something important. I was challenged, however, by the idea of combining an art film, a socially conscious marketing piece, and a fund-raising vehicle for a cause that I believe in, all in four minutes. And I wanted to do all that without hitting anyone over the head with my opinion or with my brand. I also wanted to tell a little story. I'm really proud of The Paris Flat because it stretched my creative muscles more than anything I've every done. Let me know what you think."
20% of all JSD Vintage and Candle sales in 2013 will go to support HRC and the legal fight for marriage equality. The Paris Flat has a stronger social message and will include two ways for viewers to support HRC and the legal fights for marriage equality.
Directed again by filmmaker Nino Mancuso, produced by Brian Rodda and starring Peter Calandra, the sequel is not only a promotional piece, but a celebration of equal love.
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With his intimate knowledge of the LA design scene, John has served on the board of the Avenues of Art and Design in West Hollywood, CA, and was a founding board member of the La Cienega Design Quarter. Recently, he co-founded the La Brea Highland Association of shelter businesses. Greatly influenced by his Italian mother's Amalfi Coast roots and his French father's passion for furniture making, John travelled extensively in France and Italy, studying not only the languages but also the art, design and architecture of the regions. Raised in Connecticut, John spent 16 years at French-speaking Catholic schools. He lived in Paris for a year during high school and in Lyon for a year during college while he studied Communications and Linguistic Psychology. John holds a BA in Communications from Assumption College and was accredited to teach his training program "History of Luxury" to design professionals seeking continuing education units. John recently completed an intensive month long workshop on Art History at the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy.