Road Dog Reading at O’Connor’s Vault

“As Eat, Pray, Love is to love and spirituality, Road Dog is to the raucous, independent, and contented life.” – William M. Akers, author Your Screenplay Sucks!, Mrs. Ravenbach’s Way

“Kerouac meets Truffaut in this road trip gem. All the ache and passion of film-making, heart-felt by independent filmmaker, Kelley Baker on a trip across America. Enjoy this read as I did on this road well-traveled.” – Paul Diener, Producer

Here is a part of the Reading I did at O’Connor’s Vault in March. I am reading an excerpt from the chapter, The Fiona Tour. It’s about the time my daughter went out on tour with me when she was 15 and our first stop was an art gallery that had an exhibition of Sex Toys. I hope you like this excerpt more than Fiona liked the exhibition…

I want to thank Don Campbell and Whit Draper for their musical accompaniment, Enie Vaisburd for filming this and my daughter Fiona for putting up with her Dad.

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Please Support The Film, “Crip Camp”

My good friend Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham are making a documentary and they need your support. The film is called “Crip Camp” and I’ll let Jim tell you about it.

“Crip Camp is a story with a universal message, brought to life by the little known story of a camp for the “handicapped” that fostered a revolutionary approach to providing disabled teens and adults with an environment of respect and high expectations. Some very important seeds were sowed in the late night conversations in the bunks about a future of civil rights and independent living for our community. What happens as the 70’s unfolded and how lives flourished, floundered and ended too soon parallels society in general. As we look back today, we reflect on what made our lives possible and how we continue to work to make the world a better place for everyone.

There are a few central stories/messages in our film. The one that I hold closest to my heart is the message that once you experience a better life, you will fight to have that permanently. How can anyone strive for a better life if they don’t experience it or know that it exists?

We will have a trailer up sometime in late May. There is a matching grant going on right now, so every donation gets doubled.”

Here is a link to their website – http://www.cripcamp.com/

Please support this important film if you can. There is a matching grant going on right now so if you donate it will be matched.

Jim is a great friend of mine and someone I really respect. Please help him get this film made.

Thank you.

Kay Boyle Film Blog Part Two

Here is this weeks Blog Post on the origins of my film about Kay Boyle.

Origins of the film

Kay Boyle, Laurence Vail and Sharon(?) France 1930’s

I started researching American Expatriates for a documentary film in 1982. I knew people who lived outside of the US for many reasons and I thought it would make an interesting documentary especially since we were living under Reagan. (Little did I know what was to come…)

I was researching American Expatriates in Paris in the 1920’s and I kept coming across the name, Kay Boyle. I always thought I was well read but I had no idea who this woman was, so I started doing more research. (See Kay’s brief bio – http://www.angryfilmmaker.com/dangerous-kay-boyle/a-brief-biography/)

It seemed like Kay had been everywhere. Here was a person who had witnessed and written about so many major events of the 20th Century and she was virtually unknown.

I was talking to a friend of mine, a poet and playwright, and told her about Kay Boyle. She said, “Oh yeah, Kay lives in Springfield. We had her up here for one of our poetry events.” I was floored. Kay was living 100 miles away? Continue reading “Kay Boyle Film Blog Part Two”

The Return of the Kay Boyle Blog

I’m back working on the Kay Boyle film and book so I’ve decided to resurrect the blog. The last year has been crazy with too many other things going on. I’ve continued to work on both the film and book when I can but life inevitably gets in the way.

I’m going to post here once a week (most likely Thursdays) to let you all know what’s going on. The goal is to finally complete this film and it’s companion book.

So hang on I think I’m in for a rough ride.

Dangerous: Kay Boyle – The Blog

“It was in the late twenties that I went to live and work in Paris, and I was then still a French citizen (through my marriage). These two facts would seem to disqualify me as a member of the lost generation or as an expatriate. But I was there, in whatever guise, and even if a bit late.” – – Kay Boyle

 

I’ve been working on the film Dangerous: Kay Boyle for over 30 years. Not all the time mind you, I’ve had to stop to do silly things like pay the rent, have a kid, get a divorce and work on other people’s movies. I’ve also made eight short films, three features, a bunch of documentaries, and written three books. I’ve criss-crossed the US over a dozen times and put this film on the back burner so many times I’ve lost count.

The reason I’m writing this journal now is because the time has come to put this film on the front burner and keep it there until I can complete it. I’ve applied for grants, asked friends for money, begged friends for money, conned friends in to working with me for free as long as I picked up the tab for traveling, had credit cards taken away from me, rented equipment in foreign cities that I couldn’t pay for, and used way too much of my own funds to get as far as I have.

Making any film is a struggle, making this film makes me feel like I’m the Ancient Mariner and Dangerous has become my albatross.

Continue reading “The Return of the Kay Boyle Blog”

More Quotes For Road Dog

“Kelley Baker is a storyteller par excellence – on film and now in prose. In Road Dog we have the pleasure of journeying with “the Angry Filmmaker” as he careens across the American landscape with his dog Moses. I felt like I was riding shotgun the whole time. Awesome fun and also quite touching, too. A love poem to a special canine and to the open road.” – Beth Harrington, Independent Filmmaker

“Kerouac meets Truffaut in this road trip gem. All the ache and passion of film-making, heart-felt by independent filmmaker, Kelley Baker on a trip across America. Enjoy this read as I did on this road well-traveled.” – Paul Diener, Producer

If you haven’t bought your copy of Road Dog yet please check out my trailer.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

I want to thank Martin Vavra @ Galaxy Sailor Productions for making this Trailer for me.

Hell yes, I want to my copy of Road Dog Right Now!

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Thank you all very much for your support.

Ask Your Library To Order Road Dog

Check out this email I just received…

Thanks for suggesting Road Dog.
Good news! We’ve ordered this title. You can place a hold on it now.
Sincerely,
Multnomah County Library

If you want your library to order Road Dog here is the info you need –

Title: Road Dog
Author: Kelley Baker
ISBN-13: 978-1540713520

Just send them an email and ask them to order it. Thank you.

If you haven’t bought your copy of Road Dog yet please check out my trailer.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

I want to thank Martin Vavra @ Galaxy Sailor Productions for making this Trailer for me.

Hell yes, I want to my copy of Road Dog Right Now!

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If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

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Road Dog and Your Local Library

Mickey The Dog Face Boy and I want to thank my friend Bill Dever for donating 5 copies of Road Dog to his local library.

If you would like to donate multiple copies of my book to your local library please contact me at kbaker@angryfilmmaker.com and I will work out a discount for you.

And if you want to buy a Kindle version just follow this link and you can’t miss it.

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Dog-Kelley-Baker-ebook/dp/B06XZB9KCS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1491268966&sr=1-3&keywords=Road+Dog

“But Kelley, I don’t like these new fangled reading contraptions. I just want a proper printed book.”

“Well you can have one of those too. Just hit the Add to Cart button and I’ll send you one.”

It’s only $17.95 + $3 shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

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If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

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Road Dog is now on Kindle

“A great read that will make you laugh a lot, cry a little and appreciate the important people (two legged or four) in your life more.”
– Nic Brown, Author: Werewolves, Zombies & Leprechauns: Tales From the World of Werewolf For Hire

Just follow this link and you can’t miss it.

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Dog-Kelley-Baker-ebook/dp/B06XZB9KCS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1491268966&sr=1-3&keywords=Road+Dog

“But Kelley, I don’t like these new fangled reading contraptions. I still want a proper printed book.”

“Well kids you can have one of those too. Just hit the Add to Cart button and I’ll send you one.”

It’s only $17.95 + $3 shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

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If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you all very much for your support. And if you haven’t checked out our trailer here it is…

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

Check Out Road Dog

“Road Dog is a delightful journey with Kelley Baker, his dog Moses, and the wonderful people they meet on the road. A much-needed look at our country and the fascinating folks you’d run across, if you had the moxie to go…” – William M. Akers, author, Your Screenplay Sucks!, Mrs. Ravenbach’s Way

If you haven’t bought your copy of Road Dog yet please check out my trailer.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

I want to thank Martin Vavra @ Galaxy Sailor Productions for making this Trailer for me.

Hell yes, I want to my copy of Road Dog Right Now!

It’s only $17.95 + $3 shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you all very much for your support.

Please Write A Review of Road Dog on Amazon

For those of you that have already purchased your copy of Road Dog I would really appreciate it if you could go to my Amazon page and write a nice review. Just click Here and you will be magically transported to my Amazon page.

If you haven’t your bought a copy of Road Dog yet please check out my trailer.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

I want to thank Martin Vavra @ Galaxy Sailor Productions for making this Trailer for me.

Hell yes, I want to my copy of Road Dog Right Now!

It’s only $17.95 + $3 shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you all very much for your support.