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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.
In a small town outside of New York City, a woman desperately tries to get to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee coolatta. Edy Modica and Ian Faria direct “Nicole,” a comedic character study of a brash woman (pink sweatpants, silver puffer jacket, infected belly button piercing, etc) who still lives with her mother and has seemingly alienated everyone in her life. After a series of phone calls prove fruitless, she sets out on foot to find a ride to Dunkin or to borrow someone’s car. A group of guys improvising a freestyle emo song in front of a bodega give her the time of day for awhile, but they can’t help her on her quest so she keeps searching. Filled with hilarious characterizations and an ultra committed performance by Modica (see also: her roles in Ryan McGlade's "Knickknacks" and Tynan DeLong's "Love is Stinks”), it’s a film that isn’t afraid to lean into rough edges and objectionable behavior, all played to the tune of a death metal soundtrack. -KA.
Director: Edy Modica and Ian Faria. Starring Edy Modica, Marsha Lustig, Rachel Kaly, Francesca D'uva, Chase Montovan, Michael D'addario, Brian Fiddyment, Steve Girard, Johnny Gaffney, Alexis Giovinazzo, and Sam Lanier. Produced by Sarah Wilson and Alex Bliss. Cinematography by Ian Faria and Alex Bliss. Edited by Ian Faria.