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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.
A Catholic school boy trying to understand his budding sexuality looks to the animal kingdom for answers. The ingeniously devised, “Premium Pornography,” directed by Simon Ruscinski, is a comedic exploration of masturbation, condom purchasing, and alien psychology. It takes the form of a deadpan multimedia presentation proposing a suspended high school student be admitted to return to school. Edgar Lewis is a 16-year-old boy from Ontario, Canada (with a “swimmers body”) who is punished at school for being caught “diddling himself.” Sent home for an indeterminate period, he sets out to create a video apology, but mostly he just gets distracted by the sex lives of the animal world — primates, penguins, ducks, rodents, you name it, they all have a story to tell. It’s a unique concoction, unapologetically juvenile on the topics of sex and pornography, but surprisingly poetic in its ruminations of alien life and projections into the future. -KA. Director: Simon Ruscinski. Cast: Max Ruscinski. and Simon Ruscinski. Director of Photography: Simon Ruscinski, Max Ruscinski, and Gabby Tomlinson. Editor: Simon Ruscinski. Producer: Gabby Tomlinson. Voiceover Recordist: Evan Hoffman.