I'm a low-budget film maker and I approve this message.
Levity aside, this is a very good idea indeed. Our next projects are ALL Open Movies (so open, we expect to publish the screenplays after they are uploaded to the web.) I already send all my best sound FX to Freesound so that others can use them.
There is a niche for good, low-budget crews to produce interesting micro-shorts right up to full-length features using a "Patronage" model. We can never hope to take on Hollyweird but then we don't need to. Hollyweird has some barmy rules (some you might already know about) that ensure films are almost formulaic. This isn't a bad thing when you're trying to put bums on seats (to make your investment back) but it's terrible thing when you want to tell a story that doesn't fit that.
There are some rules I won't break (three act structure) because they work for a reason but there are lots that we can "America always saves the day", "We must have a happy ending" - those sorts of things.
As I've said elsewhere, what matters most is the story - presentation comes a distant second. Tears of Steel from the Blender Foundation is a great example of technical ability (and some high-end hardware) but with performances that are so ham they would go down well with mustard and a plot that doesn't seem to know what it wants to do.
Compare that to the original Lights Out short. Technically it's only so-so but it tells a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat for its short run-time. It was so good that it was expanded to a full-length feature. Something similar applies to the original Saw - which is truly horrible in quality but enough of a shocker that it got the ball rolling.
This is what we need to aim for. I'm meeting my fellow screenwriter on Monday to discuss the cover of his new book and the current position we're in with our film work. Right now, we're short of quality actors - and what we have lined up needs people that can deliver a believable performance.
Can you push this on Facebook and Twitter @nickcarrol? I'm not really keen on social media for a number of reasons but this is something we we can reach a lot of people in a short time.
EDIT: Here's the film that started Saw: https://vimeo.com/59095248