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Poster for NoBudge Live #30

NoBudge Live #30

Run Time: 103 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 eleven short films reflect a sampling of some of our preferred genres: absurd comedies, understated character studies, and strange visions. This edition features a couple of documentaries / hybrids, and a brand new secret short film from a NoBudge favorite. Eight of the films are NYC or Brooklyn premieres, and the 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:
New York Premiere
Director Irmak Akgur present.
An experimental short that follows a young woman’s experience with casual relationships.
(6 min)

Love Liz

Brooklyn Premiere
Director Samantha Carroll present.
Liz is an aspiring singer who goes to Hollywood to meet a music producer she found on Instagram.
(9 min)

Tyler Works at the Gas Station
New York Premiere
Director Samuel Centore present.
Nick’s existential pondering is abruptly interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend’s unassuming intern and muse, Tyler.
(11 min)

Penny for your Thoughts

New York Premiere
Director Tatiana Tift present.
A whimsical docu-fiction about memory loss, wealth, and identity.
(6 min)

Filling Holes
New York Premiere
Directors Sophia deBaun and Miriam Gabriel present.
Best friends, Sophia and Mimi, move in together for a new start after their lives were disrupted by the pandemic.
(15 min)

New York Premiere
Director Tynan DeLong present.
Two New York film critics discuss their profession in the park.
(8 min)

Fly on the Wall
New York Premiere
Director Doron Max Hagay and writer/star Matt Barats present.
An inspired young photographer tries to connect with the working man.
(6 min)

Premium Pornography
Directed by Simon Ruscinski
A Catholic school boy trying to understand his budding sexuality looks to the animal kingdom for answers.
(13 min)

Fried Shrimp
New York Premiere
Director Max Cea present.
In this unrelenting Christmas comedy, Elise must contend with the lengths she’ll go to fit in with her boyfriend’s overbearing Italian family.
(11 min)

Deerwoods Deathtrap
Director James Gannon present.
50 years ago Jack and Betty were hit by a train and survived. This is their story.
(9 min)

Secret Film
(9 min)