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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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When Sandy and Mitra get into trouble, they come to their friend Alyssa for help. “Alyssa Learns to Drive,” written by and starring Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha, is an ingeniously silly sketch that cycles through a smorgasbord of random accents, absurd phrasings, botched language, and ludicrous plot twists. Sandy and Mitra purchase new knives, and they are eager to test them out. They stab each other to confirm they work — good news, they work; bad news, now they have to get to the hospital. They plead for a ride from their friend Alyssa but she can’t drive so they must quickly teach her, leading to more nonsensical developments. Directed by Maegan Houang, the film is a meta free-for-all with incredible comic timing and chemistry between Honig, Jouhari, and Stonoha, and featuring a hyperactive string of quotable lines (Rest in peace, babe). The second season of their series “Three Busy Debras” just premiered on Adult Swim and is also viewable on HBO GO. -KA. Director: Maegan Houang. Written by and starring Sandy Honig, Mitra Jouhari, and Alyssa Stonoha. Cinematographer: Joanna Nguyen. Editor: Jonathan Kramer. Music: Francesca D'uva. Color: Andrew Francis. Hair & Make-up/SFX: Celina Dalnim Yun. On Set Sound Recording: Henry Kaplan. Special Thanks: Alex Diaz, Kim Lessing, Sten Olson, Thaddeus Ruzicka, Kate Thulin, Whitmer Thomas.