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Poster for NoBudge Live #33

NoBudge Live #33

Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023

NoBudge is happy to present new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers mostly based in New York. These nine short films tackle a variety of subjects including the frustrations of a creative life, awkward sexual experiences, and would-be digital utopias. Several of the films incorporate self-documentation or self-reflection, mostly in comedic fashion. Five of the films are NYC premieres and each director 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:

I’m At Home
Director Philip Thompson present.
The host of a children’s television show aimed for creativity starts experiencing burnout after needing to force that creativity every day.
(13 min)

The Self Tape
New York Premiere
Directors Ruby Ulla Jerins and Katie Prael present.
Aspiring actors and family friends, Ruby, Sterling, and Katie, all receive a next-day audition request for the same role.
(16 min)

Valentine’s Day
New York Premiere
Director Sam Dinerstein present.
In 2013, during a bizarre double date, Wade wants to vlog and make some memories.
(15 min)

Horny Kid
New York Premiere
Director Josh Whiteman present.
A filmmaker’s mother recalls stories of her son’s lustful youth, causing him to reflect on his current love life at the age of 30.
(7 min)

New York Premiere
Director Sophia Smith present.
During their first hookup, a new couple works their way through a mommy kink.
(6 min)

La Piscina
Filmmakers Simple Town present.
Three touchy siblings invite a man who’s visiting America to spend the day with them at their pool.
(12 min)

Welcome to the Enclave
New York Premiere
Director Sarah Lasley present.
Two sisters fight to save their digital utopia from demise.
(12 min)

Director Raymond Knudsen present.
A bodybuilding fever dream fueled by childhood trauma, food porn and acid techno music.
(14 min)

Modern Man
Director Guy Kozak present.
A man who just wants to eat pizza and watch Monday Night Football with a good group of guys is looking for love.
(8 min)