Praise for The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide
“Finally, a film resource that tells it like it is! As a film festival director, I watch hundreds (if not thousands) of films a year — some good, many flawed. I wish I could afford to send copies of “Survival Guide: Part 1″ to every director I encounter, to help them identify and correct potential issues before they roll the camera.”
Director, DC Shorts Film Festival
“This is a killer book. It tells you what your teachers can’t, because they haven’t done it. It tells you what your friends can’t, for the same reason. Jammed with tons of useful advice, Baker’s book is an invaluable “think before you shoot” guide for beginning filmmakers, as well as people who’ve been around the block.”
William M. Akers
author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great teaches screenwriting and filmmaking at Vanderbilt University Lifetime Member of the Writers Guild
“Baker is on fire about making films. You will be too after reading this brutally honest compilation of personal stories and practical advice from the front lines of independent filmmaking.”
Consultant and Author (Shaking the Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video – 3rd Edition)
This book is Kelley Baker’s declaration, on no uncertain terms, to reclaim and specify the definition “Independent Filmmaker”. He pulls no punches calling out both Hollywood and very specific directors for being creatively bankrupt. The author then presents his philosophy on the physical process of filmmaking with tips and advice that could only come from someone who has been there and had scars and debt to prove it. That being said, he does not hold anything back, he tells the whole story, warts and all.
“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. Don’t make your next movie until you’ve read this terrific book.”
Author, “Digital Filmmaking 101,” and “Fast, Cheap and Under Control”.