*Online Premiere* Two boys attempt to get paper, manifest their ideal trucks, and become "country as fuck" in 2019. Directed by and starring Stephen Jacobson, along with Ryan Ackelsberg and Ellen Stringer, “Country Boy,” is an edgy free-for-all where the modus operandi is to do drugs and get weird. In an attempt to be reborn as real country, the dudes have an epiphany to go to Bass Pro Shops where they will find their “rightful trucks” and experience the necessary life transformation. When they get there and can’t find what they’re looking for (“it’s not my truck — the license plate don’t say fuck on it”), they withdraw into their next phase of searching, soaking in a dirty bath or prowling through an abandoned building for more drugs. The overall effect could be taken as a critique on directionless lives, or the things people treat as important, like money, and the objects and machines they build their identity around, like trucks. But just as likely, it’s simply a hazy portrait of two twenty-somethings experimenting with the edges of expression and self-entertainment. It’s a bold statement from Jacobson and co against “serious filmmaking,” especially after his previous short, “Hardware” screened Sundance and BAMcinemaFest (we posted HERE yesterday). A 28 minute shakycam diary short of two wannabe country boys getting high and scouring parking lots for trucks, may not be the recipe for career advancement, but that’s what NoBudge is here for, and we’re happy to present the film as an Online Premiere. [Watch on YouTube]. (28 minutes). Directors/Cast: Stephen Jacobson, Ryan Ackelsberg, Ellen Stringer. Original Score: Stephen Jacobson.