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"budding" features a non-binary cast and crew and original music, telling the tale of a young, college-aged artist navigating their way through a new relationship and a tumultuous family situation after a premature college departure. The title, "budding," implies slow, early-stage growth with room to continue; they still have some work to do before they can reach full bloom, but the promise is definitely there. Not every story has a happy or sad ending.... sometimes it's bittersweet, and the moral of this story is to give people room to grow.

Chicago, IL, USA

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