Marry Me is the story of a little girl who likes a little boy, and a little boy who likes his bike. "Marry Me" is a short film based on the experiences of the filmaker, Michelle Lehman, while growing up, a very sweet film about childhood. The teaser caption for the film describes it as a story about "a little girl who likes a little boy who likes his BMX bike". The premise reinforces gender stereotypes, but a solid "kick of girl power" at the end solidifies the contemporary feel. Even so, it is the purity, and irony of the premise - the girl chases the disinterested boy - that brings a smile to one's face, especially that in 10 years those roles will be switched and he'll be kicking himself.
"Marry Me" was the winner of Tropfest Film Festival 2008. Michelle Lehman (NSW) was awarded first prize at Sony Tropfest 2008 by a panel of celebrity judges for this short, and film has millions of views.
Directed by Michelle Lehman
Starring Jahla Bryant, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andrew Cracker