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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.
Awakening in a field far from home, two sisters embark on a magical and bizarre adventure through the pastoral Midwest. “Prairie Girls,” directed by Benett Holgerson, is a lighthearted romp through past and present detailed with antiquated costumes and props, and colorful animation sequences. After finding a mysterious axe, Bethica and Christmas are tracked by a pair of sinister internationals. When one of the sisters gets captured at a local bar, the other goes in search (while also looking for her favorite horses). Carried by its charismatic performances and anything goes unpredictability, the film is a showcase for unfettered playfulness. -KA. Director: Benett Holgerson Bethica: Claire Read Christmas: Abby Holgerson The Birdwatcher: Tarathorn Boonngamanong The Albanians: Arbit Rushiti, Sofia Marichal Geralt: Henry Barford DOP/editor: Benett Holgerson Producers: Benett Holgerson, Abby Holgerson, Claire Read Animation: Jasmine Soompholphakdy Original score by: Richard Orofino “Hatebook” song by: Speed Queens Text design: Xena Brar.