Video Essay released for Movies Brand: "PLEASANTVILLE "Black & White vs Color". Covered in AV Club: "Kentucker Audley has built up quite a resume over the years as an always-welcome indie leading man—in movies like Sun Don’t Shine and Christmas, Again—and as an advocate for micro-budgeted filmmaking, though his curated video service NoBudge. He’s also developed a sideline as a deadpan commentator on the vacuousness of film culture..." Also written about in Filmmaker, Fandor, Slate, and Film Pulse. (5/27/16)
New review for Sun Don't Shine in Collider: "one of the great American debuts of this decade." (4/19/16). Written up in the Village Voice: "If Kentucker Audley were just an actor and director, he'd still be one of the more notable figures in the crowd of America's current independent cinema..." (4/19/16). Mentioned in this piece, "U.S. Micro-budget Indie Cinema": Audley is a versatile and boundary-spanning figure in US micro-budget cinema... His Open Five and Open Five 2 are lovely films: narratively loose but with formal intelligence and a documentary weight that comes from an attentiveness to people and place." (4/8/16).
Christmas, Again is now on Netflix Instant (4/1/16). Funny Bunny is released on iTunes, Amazon, and Vimeo on Demand (1/12/16). Christmas, Again opens at MOMA in NYC, several other cities and VOD. New York Times Critics Pick. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Los Angeles Times: "a low-key, near-total charmer." AV Club: "Audley gives one of the year’s best performances." RogerEbert.com: "Audley draws you in in the way the old movie stars used to do: his emotions are clear and mysterious at the same time." The Wrap: "a superb and wrenching performance." (12/3/15).
Started Movies Brand to promote movies and sell products year-round that say movies on them (10/14/15). Launched Kickstarter campaign for "A hat that says 'movies' on it", reach goal within one hour, featured on Yahoo Movies, Reddit, Complex, Digg, Elite Daily, and many others (9/28/15). Started partnership with Indiewire to premiere new low-budget movies with NoBudge (6/29/15).
Mentioned in this New Yorker article, “Free Yourself from the Cult of Marlon Brando” by Richard Brody: “Among the actors coming to prominence in independent films is Kentucker Audley, who has given thrilling, demanding, unsparing performances in “Bad Fever,” “Sun Don’t Shine,” “Christmas, Again,” and elsewhere." Queen of Earth makes U.S. premiere at BAMCinemafest. Picked up for distribution by IFC Films (6/22/15). Christmas, Again wins "Best Narrative Feature" at Oak Cliff Film Festival; Funny Bunny wins a "Special Jury Prize" (6/15/15). Funny Bunny wins awards at Brooklyn Film Festival "Best Editing" & "Best Lead Actor" (6/7/15). New satirical piece via Medium, "10 Reasons to Make Indie Films" (4/8/15). Funny Bunny premieres at SXSW 2015 (3/15/15). Queen of Earth premieres at the Berlin Film Festival (2/8/15). Christmas, Again makes its U.S. Premiere at Sundance 2015. Picked up by Sundance Channel for International Distribution (1/26/15).
Christmas Again is screening at Sundance 2015 in the NEXT section (12/9/14) Bad Fever Special Edition DVD now out -- 7 deleted scenes + 52 page photo book + more. (9/29/14) Profiled in 1985 Magazine (9/11/14) New piece in Talkhouse: "DIY Filmmaking Guru Kentucker Audley Talks How to Make it Big in Hollywood" (9/6/14) Christmas, Again World Premiere at Locarno Film Festival. Reviews in Indiewire & Hollywood Reporter. (8/17/14). Contributed satirical piece to The Talkhouse: "DIY Filmmaking Guru Kentucker Audley Talks How to Become the Next Big Indie Sensation" (7/26/14). Interview with Collider: "Kentucker Audley Talks THE SACRAMENT, Working with Director Ti West, the State of Indie Filmmaking, and More" (6/16/14). The Sacrament is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and most of the other places. (6/4/14) "Stop Making Indie Films" petition was covered in Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, No Film School and The Wrap. (2/24/14)
Profiled in Brooklyn Magazine as part of the Brooklyn 20. (12/11/13). Sun Don't Shine was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Emerging Director. (10/24/13) The Sacrament was picked up by Magnolia Pictures for an early 2014 release. (9/13/13) Interview with Filmmaker Magazine about NoBudge & the state of indie film. (9/4/13) Interview with nofilmschool about the relaunch of NoBudge. (8/2/13) The Sacrament is premiering at Venice Film Festival & Toronto in September. (8/1/13) Interview w/ Indie Outlook. (5/1/13) The Seventh Art posts about OPEN FIVE, "a remarkable work of DIY/homemade cinema that contains more than many films twice as long." (5/1/13). Follow up post about OPEN FIVE 2 from The Seventh Art. "An even more fascinating and affecting mix of fiction and documentary elements than its predecessor...this time with more depth and a level of intimate drama that achieves a naturalistic poignancy." (5/2/13) SUN DON'T SHINE opens in NYC & on VOD. Lots of great new reviews - it's at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and #14 on the iTunes indie charts. Interview with myself and Kate Lyn Sheil at Indiewire. "The film serves as an announcement of the arrival of some serious talent. Both its director and two stars, venerable indie character actors Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley, are about to be unavoidable in the indie film world." (4/29/13) New review of OPEN FIVE 2 at Hammer to Nail. "as sneakily beautiful as it is surprisingly earnest" (3/29/13). Interview with Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts about NoBudge (3/14/13) Interview with Quip Mag re: NoBudge, non-fame. (3/7/13) I'm this week's cover story in Ace Weekly. "Micro Famous in Memphis". (2/19/13) BAD FEVER is favorably reviewed in Film Comment. (2/15/13) AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS just premiered at Sundance. IFC bought it so it'll avail at some point. I have a small part. Keep a look out. Great film. (1/28/13) The Seventh Art posts about HOLY LAND, calling it "oddly beautiful". (1/7/13) I'm one of Paste Magazine's "Film People of the Year". Dat's cool. (FYI: you have to be Paste subscriber to read the article) (1/3/13) OPEN FIVE 2 is #2 on the Cinemasparagus Top Films of '12. Also, it's on this Hammer to Nail list of best Documentaries of the year. Not bad! (1/2/13)
New interview with Listgeeks, where I continue to talk NoBudge, & indie distribution. (12/14/12) OPEN FIVE 2 World Premiere on NoBudge. (12/12/12) BAD FEVER is now available on iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, and VOD (You can get it thru your local cable, but I think it's shitty quality. At least that was the case through my Comcast OnDemand.) Probably watch it on iTunes. (11/28/12) New interview at Smells Like Screen Spirit. Conducted at the American Film Festival in Poland. Interview by Anna Bialek who is Polish and makes me sound Polish too! (11/26/12) Just finished filming THE SACRAMENT, directed by Ti West. Also, I have a small part in the upcoming AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Ben Foster. Keith Carradine plays my dad. (11/4/12) Along with Ira Sachs, I'm the cover story in the Memphis Flyer +++ another piece about me in the Commercial Appeal (11/1/12) Microfamous! SUN DON'T SHINE was nominated for a Gotham award, "Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You". Also, it's playing many upcoming fests, such as Viennale, Torino, AFI. (10/18/12). V/H/S is now available on VOD + coming soon to select theaters. (10/15/12) OPEN FIVE 2 preview screening at the inaguaral LA DI DA Film Festival. (9/15/12) Interview with Film Threat about NoBudge. (7/11/12) I'm featured in this series on "Innovators" at Moveable Fest. (6/26/12) SUN DON'T SHINE premieres at SXSW 2012 in March. OPEN FIVE 2 is not done yet, but it's on this best of 2011 list. (1/5/12)
SUN DON'T SHINE is on Ion Cinema's list of Sundance predictions. (11/13/11) THE ZONE premieres at AFI Film Festival. LA Weekly calls me "maybe the most fascinating actor in current American penny-budgeted cinema." (11/8/11) BAD FEVER screens IMFF, wins the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking award. (11/6/11) Secret screening of the almost complete OPEN FIVE 2 at Indie Memphis. (11/4/11)
OLD OLD NEWS The New Yorker / Filmmaker Open Five: Wall St. Journal / Variety / Vinyl is Heavy / Front Row Blog (The New Yorker) Hammer to Nail / Cinemasaparagus / Huffington Post /Commercial Appeal / Memphis Flyer Holy Land: Drifting / Cinemasparagus Team Picture: GreenCine Interview / DVD review at DVD Times / digitallyOBSESSED.com / FANZINE / Filmmaker / New York Magazine / Coffee coffee and more coffee / Memphis Flyer / Commercial Appeal / Drifting: A director's log / NY Sun