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Too Many Indies? Actor and Director Kentucker Audley Urges 'Mediocre' Filmmakers to Stop Making Films

24 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Filmmaker and actor Kentucker Audley, who is best known for his lead performance in Amy Seimetz's directorial debut "Sun Don't Shine" and his supporting role in David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" created a petition on Change.org urging fellow mediocre filmmakers to stop making films. The petition, a direct response to recent stories in The New York Times and Salon complaining about the glut of independent films, is clearly tongue in cheek. Audley, who previously wrote and directed the features "Open Five" and "Open Five 2" said he counts himself among the "mediocre" filmmakers who should retire. He also tweeted his request. He writes on the Change.org page: Our goal is 5,000 signatures. We believe if we can convince enough aspiring filmmakers to give up on their dreams, the industry will become solvent again, returning to a thriving and viable state. Film critics and film audiences will »

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