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A series of short films made for television

Inspired by true stories of love or loss in the City of Light




What happens when people from two different cultures try to make a romantic connection? And what if one of them is French?

This charming and original series attempts to answer this question in ten enlightening episodes, each inspired by true story of Parisian love or loss.

Each 22-minute episode is filmed in its own cinematic style, from romantic to thriller to film noir, and features a true dating story between Jane (an expatriate Everywoman) and Pierre (a French Everyman), or John (an expatriate Everyman) and Marie (a French Everywoman), or some combination thereof.  At the ending, each episode reveals what happened to the couple in real life.

Each episode features new actors, as well as music from local musicians, artwork from local artists, photographs from local photographers, and more.

Anyone who has dreamed of traveling to Paris—or falling in love—will enjoy this romantic dramedy series.

Pilot Episode has been fully filmed and produced!

Manon Carrié

“Jane”
Manon Carrié

Tanya Marie

“Jane’s Friend”
Tanya Marie

Bastien Sanchez

“Pierre”
Bastien Sanchez

JENNIFER FOX GERAGHTY and MANON CARRIÉ present a film by JENNIFER FOX GERAGHTY starring MANON CARRIÉ BASTIEN SANCHEZ TANYA MARIE in ‘L’AMOUR (OR LESS…)’ Costume Designer CHLOÉ BOURRIOUX Director of Photography MICHAEL INGLEDEW screenplay by JENNIFER FOX GERAGHTY directed by JENNIFER FOX GERAGHTY

Unofficial Trailer for the Pilot Episode


Episode 1 – Hello, I Love You

A chance encounter with a handsome waiter in a Paris champagne bar leaves Jane, a visiting American, thirsting for romance. Her best friend, who lives in Paris, warns against falling for Pierre’s charms with a step-by-step description of a typically French seduction plan. Jane scoffs at this idea, arguing that she would never fall for such a shallow ploy. But when Pierre, over the course of a day, executes his seduction plan exactly as predicted, Jane finds herself unexpectedly swept away….

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Pilot Episode

Late night in Paris. Champagne flows freely. Jane’s eyes lock with Pierre’s from across the room.

Will she follow her friend’s advice and take caution, or will she follow her heart and see where the adventure takes her?

About the series

What happens when people from two different cultures try to make a romantic connection? And what if one of them is French? “L’Amour (or less…)” is a collection of short films woven together into a television series to answer that very question…

Artistically shot in Paris, “L’Amour (or less…)” features re-enactments of actual dates between expatriates and the French. Some of these true stories are romantic and charming, some are distinctly not, and some are just bizarre.

Each half-hour episode will tell the tale of either Jane (an expat Everywoman) and Pierre (a French Everyman), or John (an expat Everyman) and Marie (a French Everywoman), or some combination therein.

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