Kentucker Audley

Kentucker Audley

Kentucker Audley burst onto the mumblecore scene with the release of his acting, writing, and directorial debut "Team Picture" (2007). Premiering at the Indie Memphis Film Festival, right in Audley's city of residence, "Team Picture" received a critically-mixed reaction, but it cemented Audley as a rising star in the indie film community. Following that debut, he worked on a few short films over the ensuing years. In 2010, he wrote, directed and starred in two films, "Open Five" (2010) and "Holy Land" (2010). Both movies were made on shoestring budgets and were far more focused on improvisation than his first film, as Audley cast away detailed scripts, focusing instead on rough outlines. Audley next unveiled No Budge Films, his online film distribution channel that allowed himself and others to broadcast their work over the Internet without seeking wide distribution. His next work was "Marriage Material" (2012), a film he co-starred in and co-wrote with fellow mumblecore creator Joe Swanberg. That kicked off a number of acclaimed acting appearances for Audley, as he starred in the indie thriller "Sun Don't Shine" (2012), indie drama "Bad Fever" (2012), found footage horror flick "The Sacrament" (2013), and cult classic horror anthology "V/H/S" (2012). Outside of a sequel in "Open Five 2" (2012), Audley shied away from directing movies and focused more on acting in a variety of films, most notably in David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (2013), Jason Banker's "Felt" (2015) and Alison Bagnall's "Funny Bunny" (2015), the latter of which he also co-wrote.