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Poster for NoBudge Live #28

NoBudge Live #28

Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

NoBudge is happy to present new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers mostly based in New York. These eleven short films reflect a wide-ranging sampling of some of our preferred genres: character studies, animated films, realistic portraits, and absurd comedies. Seven of the films are NYC or Brooklyn 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.

The movies:

The Pressure of Sweetness
New York Premiere
Director Jinho Myung present.
Unsure of the status and feelings of their complicated relationship, two undergraduates discuss their moments of intimacy.
(10 min)

In Our Secret Penthouse
New York Premiere
Director Max Tullio present.
After spending the day playing video games and hanging out, unexpected tension bubbles up between Derek and Blake as they go through a stolen issue of Penthouse magazine.
(5 min)

4622 Stillwater Circle
New York Premiere
Director Kati Rehbeck present.
Sadie spends a summer afternoon around her hometown in Wisconsin, while an old flame tries to find a new spot in her life.
(11 min)

Small Hours
New York Premiere
Director Charlie Weber present.
Inspired by the photo book format, this short documentary focuses on summer seasonal workers on a small island.
(7 min)

Director Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma present.
A young girl struggles to understand her uneasy balance between independence and submission.
(10 min)

Our Mine
Director Shayna Strype present.
A handful of greedy businessmen exploit a mountain’s riches in this ecofeminist tragicomedy.
(10 min)

Mary Mary Quite Contrary
New York Premiere
Director Rachel Moton present.
When aliens land in America looking for a female virgin to abduct, a sexually repressed young woman desperately attempts to lose her virginity.
(7 min)

Scary Car
Filmmakers Simple Town present.
Four friends do a ceremony in a car. It goes badly.
(14 min)

Good Samaritans
Directors Jeremy Levick and Johnny Frohman present.
A friendly neighbor returns a package to its proper owner.
(5 min)

Play This at My Funeral
New York Premiere
Director Ray Smiling present.
Three NYC vignettes revolving around music. Or, the songs you’d play at your funeral and only a few people would know why.
(8 min)

New York Premiere
Director Morgan Krantz present.
High-powered executive meets high-rise window-washer for an erotic rendezvous on opposite sides of her skyscraper window.
(11 min)