NoBudge Live 25

NoBudge Live 25

This program screened live in Brooklyn NY on Jan. 24th, 2022. "NoBudge is happy to present new work from a group of emerging indie filmmakers, mostly based in New York. We’re screening eight short films, an even split of the dramatic and comedic. In the first half of the program, we’re focusing on edgy character studies that hover around sexual or emotional longing. The second half opens up into a series of dark comedies about good intentions gone wrong, or featuring characters embroiled in desperation. On both sides, the work explores loneliness and isolation, or rocky relationships filled with paranoia and/or manipulation. The program kicks off with a bit of an outlier, a lovely and imaginative stop motion animated film that eases us into the evening."

The movies:
Snow Angel
A journey through dreams and desires following a young woman making a snow angel and other wintry adventures.

Sincerely, Erik (*unavailable on our online platform)
A lonely bookseller in Brooklyn navigates the post Covid-19 world as best as he can.

Journal
Two best friends retrace their steps in hopes of locating a missing item after a seemingly average night.

Nudes
Desperate to be desired in her long-expired relationship, Jen becomes embroiled in a sextual encounter with her co-worker.

I’m SO Sorry
Two roommates struggle to decide which Black Lives Matter sign they should purchase to show their support for the BLM movement.

Maggie So Low
Maggie invites friends, acquaintances and total strangers into her home for what they think is a party, but she has other plans in store.

The Ultimate (By Lou Fescano)
After the death of her high school boyfriend Lou, Nicole returns home to New Jersey where she finds herself directing Lou’s unproduced screenplay.

Nicole
In a small town outside of New York City, a woman desperately tries to get to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee coolatta.

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NoBudge Live 25
  • Snow Angel

    A young woman drifts through a series of wintry adventures after leaving her backyard and heading into the woods. A lovely stop-motion animation by Evie Metz and Nick Daly, “Snow Angel” envisions a magical place where you can ride a reindeer, or ice skate on a pond encircled by giant sunflowers. ...

  • Journal

    Two best friends retrace their steps after a seemingly average night in hopes of locating a missing item. As their accounts diverge, an ongoing rift in their relationship is revealed. Directed by Alex Bliss. Starring Felipe Di Poi Tamargo and Will Niedmann.

  • Nudes

    [Online Premiere]. Desperate to be desired in her long-expired relationship, Jen becomes embroiled in a sextual encounter with her co-worker. “Nudes,” directed by Evan Daves, is a provocative relationship drama about a young couple experiencing doubts and trust issues, and possibly drifting into ...

  • I'm SO Sorry

    Two roommates struggle to decide which Black Lives Matter sign they should purchase to show their support for the BLM movement. Chester Vincent Toye directs “I’m SO Sorry,” which satirically tackles prevalent forms of white guilt and virtue signaling. Caught up in a moment of racial reckoning, a ...

  • Maggie So Low

    Maggie invites friends, acquaintances and total strangers into her home for what they think is a party, but she has other plans in store. “Maggie So Low,” directed by Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine Borowiec, is an improvised comedy about toxic friendships and harebrained schemes. An old college ...

  • The Ultimate (By Lou Fescano)

    After the death of her high school boyfriend Lou, Nicole returns home to New Jersey where she finds herself directing Lou’s unproduced screenplay. “The Ultimate (By Lou Fescano),” written and directed by Daniel Jaffe and co-written and starring Michelle Uranowitz, crafts a delicate balance of fun...

  • Nicole

    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...