Paris Project: Asbury University

One of the projects keeping me busy in Paris last autumn was this charming video I had the opportunity to produce with Mike and Megan Gigler (of Wild measure and Fresh Exchange fame). The three of us are also Alumni of Asbury University, and we were excited for a way to give back to an institution that had invested so much in us.

I enjoy working with Mike and Megan, because we have such a great creative chemistry, and after years of collaboration, we can almost read each other's minds.

Asbury University Paris Semester from The Fresh Exchange on Vimeo.

So many people helped us create this: Linda Stratford, who first introduced me to Paris, and Lucie Barrois, the charming star of the film, whose family I have known for several years. Even the extras were friends from the American Church in Paris. A dear, dear cast and crew. This was such a fun experience.

I am so proud of my Alma Mater for going ahead with the brave project of starting a campus in Paris. Of course this is only the beginning... but it is a great endeavor. Asbury will be launching their Paris campus in the Autumn of 2014. Be sure to check out their site for more info.

Jonathan Randall Grant
Culture Keeper