NoBudge Live #36
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
NoBudge is happy to present a new program of eleven short films from a group of emerging indie filmmakers mostly based in New York. This edition, we’re looking at issues of (mis)communication, dynamics of friendships, and uncertainties of youth. Stylistically, it’s a mix of the surreal, naturalistic, comically absurd, and melodramatic. Eight of the films are premieres and each director will be in attendance for a post-screening 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.
ApHasiA: Describe the City you Live in
Director Shan Jiang Present.
An individual of the Chinese diaspora finds herself in a surreal speech therapy session.
Director Amanda Samimi present.
An awkward New York teenager accompanies her more experienced friend to a boy’s home.
I Am Never Having Kids
Director Emma Pillsbury present.
A woman receives a phone call regarding her fertility results before a night out.
Director Isaac Roberts present.
A slice-of-life fantasy film that follows two teenage goblins navigating the uncertain waters of post-graduation life.
Director Abyn Reabe present.
A lonely marijuana farmer begins having strange waking dreams and gaps in his memory.
Director Ben Gordon present.
Brad Christian lives a peaceful life operating an aquarium store until he is visited by a deranged fan of his old magic tutorial DVDs.
Rejoice in the Lamb
Directors Courtney Bush, Will Carington, and Jake Goicoechea present.
A late-night conversation with an oracle launches a young Brooklyn woman on a quest to slay a vampire.
Simple Town and Andrew DeYoung present.
Four friends check into a rental home where there is a camera in every room.
Director Samantha Carroll present.
In an attempt to be liked, Anna invites a stripper to her friend’s bachelorette party.
Director Max DeFalco present.
An injured, unemployed father fakes having cancer to pay for his broken ceiling.
Waiter Movie: The Short
Directors Edy Modica and Ian Faria present.
Frank is a waiter who lives in his brother’s restaurant.