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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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An aspiring pop star travels to Hollywood to meet a music producer she met over Instagram. Samantha Carroll directs and stars in “Love Liz,” a dryly comedic take on an evergreen tale — dreamer seeks fame. From Delaware, Liz has just flown into L.A. with the hopes of making it big. After a pit stop at a Hollywood Blvd gift shop for some new clothes and chotchkes, she heads to the home of a music producer. (He has long hair, she later assures her mother, signifying he must be legitimate). There, she attempts to move along a potential collaboration as he focuses on setting up a vibe. Carroll leans amusingly into Liz’s naivety in a sly performance punctuated by an awkward rendition of a pop hit. We’ve featured her previously as an actress ("Mean Spirit," "Souvenirs"), and a filmmaker (“Damsel"). -KA. Directed by Samantha Carroll. Cast: Samantha Carroll, Jordan Raf, Pierce Campion. Producer: Christian Garcia. DP: Seannie Bryan. Editor: Maddie Gwinn. Production Design: Tessa Binder. Stylist: Madeleine Kunkle. AD & coordinator: Jamie LaSorsa.
Mean Spirit: https://www.nobudge.com/videos/mean-spirit