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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.
Two clueless sisters from outer space embark on a maiden voyage to their favorite planet, Earth, with dreams of going viral on the internet. “Out There,” directed by Sophia de Baun, is a six-part web series buzzing with goofiness, colorful costuming and DIY visual effects. In the first episode, Mimi and Zora arrive to the planet via Coney Island and head straight to Times Square to soak up the spectacle of life on Earth. But they have a mission, as bestowed on to them by their extraterrestrial father — the mission: to become famous online. Finding a place to stay is the first order of business and they arrive at a room for rent (Mr. Craigslist sent them) and try, quite unsuccessfully, to fit into a roommate dynamic. Episode two finds the pair desperate to score a modeling gig, but they struggle, for instance, to understand they shouldn’t slather their faces with glue. In episode four, Mimi and Zora practice a dance routine in the park but find love by accident, complicating their earth goals. Remarkably lighthearted but not without some satirical touches and feminist commentary, it’s a showcase for its eccentric lead performers, Miriam Gabriel and Zora Schiltz Rouse. Outwardly zany, the tone of the series contrasts significantly with “Filling Holes,” de Baun’s and Gabriel’s other short we are featuring today. Both are self-assured and brimming with personality. -KA. Director: Sophia de Baun. Cast: Miriam Gabriel and Zora Schiltz Rouse. Producers: Sophia de Baun, Miriam Gabriel and Zora Schiltz Rouse DP: Carlos Cardona. Editor: Sara Gardephe.
Filling Holes: https://www.nobudge.com/filling-holes.