Tag Archives | Tropfest

…It’s Movie Monday: Marry Me?

Marry Me

Marry Me is a cute short about “a little girl who likes a little boy and a little boy who likes his BMX bike”.

It was directed by Michelle Lehman, and was actually inspired by the true story of how a 5-year-old Michelle would chase a boy named Jason Mahooney around their school in a pretend wedding dress. (Her mother’s nightie.)

It was also the winner of last year’s Tropfest Australia film festival, features a rather sweet mullet, and is definitely worth a watch:

…It’s Movie Monday: Mankind Is No Island?

Mankind Is No Island

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival.

Founded at Sydney’s Tropicana café in 1993, it now has an attendance of over 150,000 in Australia each February, and thousands more in other cities through out the world at other local Tropfests.

This year, the $20,000 first prize at the Tropfest in New York went to a film called “Mankind Is No Island” which was shot entirely with a cell phone camera.

The music is perfect, the effect is simple yet powerful, and the end result is a very emotional film that challenges the way we look at the world.


[Via: Lens Culture]