"Match Me If You Can"
Would you trust your love life to an online service that does not want to know or to accept the true you? This is the question that drives Match Me if You Can, director Marian Yeager’s Austin-shot romantic comedy about the pros and cons of using dating apps. Played by Georgina Reilly of Murdoch Mysteries and the Quantum Leap reboot, computer coder Kip Parsons finds himself deemed “unmatchable” by the I Promise dating app because she is a self-proclaimed nerd. Kip’s blog entry about her I Promise experiences secures her national attention from equally frustrated users, resulting in an unexpected war of words with the dating app’s management team. I Promise creator Riley Detamore views Kip’s “unmatchable” result with suspicion, but in the process of investigating Kip’s allegation, they meet cute and instantly make a romantic connection. Except the equally nerdy Riley does not reveal himself to Kip as I Promise’s creator. While Kip begins to fall for Riley, Riley finds himself torn between his feelings for Kip and his bid to clear I Promise’s name in the court of public opinion. Wilson Bethel, who has appeared in All Rise, Daredevil, and Hart of Dixie, plays Riley. Match Me If You Can will screen at 4:45 p.m. June 3 at the Great Hall at Hoffman Haus during the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Austin-based filmmaker Marian Yeager (pictured) previously wrote and directed The Conway Curve. Based in San Diego, screenwriter Betsy Morris previously wrote Ten Inch Hero, Halloween Party, Last Call at Murray’s and the Hallmark Channel offerings A Song for Christmas, Snowcoming, A Kismet Christmas, and The Wedding Veil Inspiration.
Aired: May 30, 2023.