Poster for NoBudge Live #18

NoBudge Live #18

Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2019

An eclectic mix of eleven new short films made by emerging indie filmmakers, who will be present for a Q&A and afterparty. This month’s edition is mostly narrative work (with a few experimental oddballs thrown in for good measure), a mix of comedy and drama. NoBudge comedy favorites, like Doron Max Hagay and Tynan DeLong, will be balanced out with some heavy character-study dramas from filmmakers like Sontenish Myers and David Call.

NoBudge is an online movies club that presents a hand-picked selection of new indie movies daily. “One of the best places to sample what’s happening in low-budget cinema worldwide,” says Glenn Kenny of The New York Times. Its mission is to provide a supportive home for emerging indie filmmakers working with limited resources and without major industry connections, and to be a trusted discovery platform helping audiences find their new favorite movies and filmmakers.

The Movies: 

On Showbiz
Director Ryan McGlade present.
A young waste incinerator employee meets with his show business mentor.
(7 minutes) 

Be Yourself Be Confidence
Directors Devan Joseph and Jason Gaines present.
A voicemail from Jay’s Papa sparks intimate thoughts of self-empowerment.
(3 minutes)

Birthday
Director Tynan DeLong present.
Two grown men compete to be the most childish at a friend’s birthday party.
(8 minutes)

How to Build Your Human
Director Jasmine De Silva present.
This satirical infomercial from the Beauty Standard Corporation (BSC) offers a glimpse into the world of “fixing” humans.
(3 minutes)

Stock
Directed by Jeff Loveness.
A stock footage photographer falls in love with a floss model.
(11 minutes)

This is Alice
Director Lauren Rothery present.
A portrait of Alice, her joys, anxieties, the way she looks when she’s a little drunk.
(3 minutes)

Aquaculture
Director Artemis Shaw present.
The employees of a cult-like biotech start-up test their product on themselves.
(11 minutes)

Chandler
Director Julia Kennelly present.
Feeling ignored on an important day, a 12-year-old girl seeks attention from an unexpected source.
(9 minutes)

Cross My Heart
Director Sontenish Myers present.
An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and discovers a secret that changes the way she views them.
(14 minutes)

Cole
Director David Call present.
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a US combat veteran attempts to find a job in the civilian world.
(10 minutes)

Company
Director Doron Max Hagay present.
A woman invites an old acquaintance to live with her after a devastating loss.
(13 minutes)