Poster for NoBudge Live #27

NoBudge Live #27

Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2022

NoBudge is happy to present new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers mostly based in New York. These ten short films are a mix of the dramatic, comedic, and poetic, and they explore a host of themes, including memory, relationships, and youth. From Coney Island to Miami, there’s a strong sense of place in several of the films, and a sprinkling of the surreal and satirical. Eight of the films are NYC premieres, and all directors will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A and Afterparty. NoBudge is an online platform spotlighting the best in low-budget indie filmmaking. “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.

Future Memory
New York Premiere
Director Julissa Yasmeen Ramirez present.
Two strangers meet by chance and form a romantic connection.
(1 min)

Observations of the Amazing World Around Us
New York Premiere
Director Lee M Phillips present.
A visual poem about memory.
(7 min)

Jenny and Jihae
Director Katie Kim present.
A daughter tries to heal in the wake of an emotionally painful moment.
(5 min)

Countdown
New York Premiere
Directors Arielle Friedman and Lucy Blumenfield present.
Olive wants to embrace her sexuality like her peers do, but she begins to question the intimacy with her best friend.
(9 min)

Limestone
New York Premiere
Director Paula Andrea Gonzalez-Nasser present.
After a night out in Miami, a young woman reckons with the dwindling chemistry between herself and her ex-boyfriend.
(11 min)

Sparrow
New York Premiere
Directors Boris Krichevsky and Nikita Zarkh present.
After witnessing a violent beating on the boardwalk, 12-year-old Andy starts to feel his sleepy coastal town closing in around him.
(13 min)

Tired Eyes
New York Premiere
Director Ryan Martin Brown present.
A trio of musicians must schlepp gear from a cramped practice space in Bushwick to a small show in the center of Manhattan.
(8 minutes)

Egg
Director Stephanie Ibarra and writer/star Anna Torzullo present.
A close friendship goes through a harrowing trial when one of them lays an egg.
(12 minutes)

NYC Tips and Tricks
Director Amber Schaefer present.
A small time travel vlogger’s tour of Coney Island is interrupted by an unexpected call.
(11 min)

Bonus track:
Ralph Styles Ultra
New York Premiere
Director Nic fforde present.
A faithfully recreated 1970s cigarette advertisement unspools into a surreal satire on melodramatic marketing.
(15 min)