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NoBudge is a streaming platform for young & emerging filmmakers. We present a new, hand-picked film every day, along with a director interview. Our wide-ranging program is equal parts drama, comedy, and experimental film, as well as animation, documentary, sketch, web series and dance/music video.
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Albedo or Apples and Oranges
In a small east coast town, two teenage boys ruminate on their first stirrings of desire. “Albedo or Apples and Oranges,” directed by Yiro Hu and Sean Dahlberg, is a mood piece that explores longing without sex and the silences between friends. First, we observe Shane. He sits quietly in the passenger seat of a van while his friend drives and abrasively talks about some drunken night. Next, we find Ren. Also with a friend, the two meander through a wooded park reflecting on love and lust. When Shane and Ren finally come together in Shane’s messy mobile home, they struggle to find the words to connect. Shot beautifully on 16mm, the film captures a series of desolate wintry landscapes in lovely static frames that artfully express what the characters struggle to say. -Jinho Myung. Directors: Yiro Hu, Sean Dahlberg. Cast: Emilia Wang, Jack Meriwether, Hunter Francisco, Will Duncan. Director of Photography: Sean Dahlberg. Editors: Yiro Hu, Sean Dahlberg. Producer: Lauren Sharifi. Production Design: Yiro Hu, Brielle Brilliant.