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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.
The Seventh Circle
A man is confronted by his violent past while living in a limbo of his own making. “The Seventh Circle,” directed by Alexandra Velasco, is a frenzied experimental horror film soaked in isolation and ambiguity. Whispering to himself in Spanish, a man called El Minotauro moves through a cavernous home. He scrubs his rug, swims in his pool, eats at his table, agonizing over something unknown. When a man in a cowboy hat arrives for a visit, El Minotauro reacts unpredictably. Composed as a mixed-media collage — digital, Super 8, found footage — Velasco’s film is an exercise in atmosphere that finds potency with kinetic editing and vivid setting. -KA. Directed by Alexandra Velasco. Starring Enrique Tena Padilla and Charly Molina. Cinematography by Craig Boydston and Thaïs Castralli. Edited by Leila Jarman. Produced by Alexandra Velasco. Executive Producers: Alexandra Velasco, Craig Boydston, Thais Castralli, Leila Jarman. Art Direction by Zoe Koke. Original Score by Nick Uccan. Sound Design by Nick Uccan with Leila Jarman. Music Supervision by Ana Velasco. Written by Alexandra Velasco with Enrique Tena Padilla.