Angry Filmmaker Shares his Wisdom
I am available to consult on Films. Over the years I have worked on shorts, features, and documentaries. My fees depend on what you need and what your budget is.
Kelley’s frank, truthful — and realistic — advice is borne from years as an industry insider who chose to turn outsider. (Kelley has) a unique insight into the state of the modern independent film movement.
Jon Gann, Director, DC Shorts Film Festival
There is nothing worse than watching a film and seeing mistakes that I know are avoidable. The story is lame, I can’t hear the dialog, the shots are beautiful but don’t carry the story forward, the actors are all the same age and the acting is stiff.
Like any good survivalist, Kelley Baker doesn’t beat around the bush – he gets right down to the nitty-gritty heart of the matter right way.
Morrie Warshawski, Consultant and Author of Shaking the Money Tree 3rd edition
Sometimes it’s just a matter of having an experienced set of eyes look at your work. Someone who will be honest about it. I know your Mom and Dad think your stuff is terrific, they don’t want to disappoint you. I don’t have those problems.
You don’t need dear sweet Aunt Bea teaching you how to make movies. It’s a tough business, so you need a tough teacher. Kelley Baker, flamethrower, is what you need.
William M. Akers, Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great
No one wants to hear, “This SUCKS!” If there are problems in your scripts or film, I’ll point them out in a constructive way. I will look at your work honestly and objectively. My goal is to guide you through the process, so that you can see what the problems are, and together we’ll come up with ways to fix them.
One of the best books on making your way through the independent filmmaking jungle with justifiably-angry filmmaker Kelley Baker as your top-notch guide: Funny, profane and committed to telling the unblemished truth.
John Gaspard, Filmmaker, Author, “Digital Filmmaking 101,” “Fast, Cheap and Under Control,”
I teach workshops at colleges, universities and media art centers across the country as well as teaching a screen writing class in Portland, Oregon. I can come in at any stage of a film, from writing, to post-production. Once it’s finished what about film festivals and distribution? You will get my best advice, not cookie cutter crap.
Kelley Baker’s energy and “anger” burns up the theater. He visited Columbia College Film and Video Department and gave a presentation to about 200 students from Screenwriting and Sound classes. The students loved his wit and humor and most importantly, he inspired them with the possibilities for their own films.
Cari Callis, Writer, Filmmaker, and Screenwriting Professor, Columbia College
I want to improve independent filmmaking and you’ll get the best value and advice in making your film. No matter what stage you’re at with your film, I can help improve it.
Put my filmmaking passion to work for you.
So what are you waiting for? Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
Making a film is a big deal, treat it like one.