“Zach Kellner is ready to propose marriage.
To a dead man.”
– A modern romantic comedy-drama set in Paris and New York –
Irene Jodart becomes a cause celebre as she petitions French President Charles de Gaulle to permit a posthumous marriage to her beloved Andre, victim of the Malpasset Dam Break that flooded the town of Frejus, France.
The French Parliament passes a law paving the way for posthumous marriages.
Clutching a photograph of Andre, Irene utters her marriage vows – substituting “Je Fais” (“I do”) with “Je Fait” (“I did”) as required by French law.
Same-sex marriage becomes legal in New York.
Same-sex marriage becomes legal in France.
35 year-old Zach Kellner, a professor of Creative Writing at New York University, files for a posthumous marriage in France to his long-time partner, Justin, who has passed away.
Zach’s outspoken sister, Veronica, has other things in mind for her little brother. She wants him to meet someone new and finally move on with his life, although she’s been stuck in her going nowhere life for years.
But Zach wants none of it. He’s a grief-stricken man on a journey of discovery that takes him and Veronica to Paris to meet with the Minister Of Justice, Gregoire, who holds the key to approval of a same-sex posthumous marriage.
What Zach doesn’t anticipate is that Gregoire is tall, dark, handsome, and looking to get married.
Will Zach end up saying, “Je Fait” (“I did”) to Justin OR “Je Fais” (“I do”) to Gregoire?
Edward Jordon is a theater and film writer, director, and producer. He is currently adapting his non-musical film, “Bollywood And Vine,” as a stage musical comedy starring Broadway’s Heather Mac Rae. Book by Edward Jordon. Music by Daniel Neiden. Lyrics by June Rachelson-Ospa.
Born on Long Island, Edward attended Hofstra University. His breakthrough came in 1996 when the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences invited him to screen his feature documentary, “It’ll Have Blinking Eyes & A Moving Mouth,” in its Contemporary Documentary Series alongside Oscar winners and nominees. Other venues for his work have included The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Hamptons International Film Festival and American Film Institute’s Los Angeles Film Festival. As a screenwriter, he has developed projects at Fogwood Films (headed by Sally Field) and Renee Missel Productions. Films he wrote and directed include “The Original Cast Album,” “Dogwalking On Jackson Crescent,” and “Bollywood And Vine.” He is the recipient of several screenwriting awards, including the New Century Writer’s Award (2nd place) in the year 2000.