Road Dog

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

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“Kelley Baker writes so beautifully I shake my head in agreement even if I have never been to Iowa or Texas, or been on the road for weeks at a time…with a wonderful dog. Road Dog is a gem. Read it…feel it…love it.” – Freddi Carlip, Runner’s Gazette

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

With no distributor interested in his independent films, Kelley Baker, the Angry Filmmaker, ripped a page out of the punk rock handbook and went looking for his audience in a used minivan with his faithful 120 pound Chocolate Lab, Moses. Every fall and spring they traveled the country showing his films at art house theaters, film festivals, colleges, and biker bars.

Logging over two hundred thousand miles, they encountered a collection of Fellini-esque characters including two hyper-intellectual pro wrestlers in West Virginia, a lying Chicago hotel desk clerk who cost Kelley his home, civil rights workers knocking back rum at Hank Williams’ grave, and a way overzealous drug sniffing border patrol dog outside El Paso, Texas.

Kelley gave an audio workshop for employees of a porn channel, got yelled at in a haunted bar in Memphis, was asked to leave the Prayer Tower at Oral Roberts University, and drove twenty-four hundred miles in three days so he wouldn’t miss his daughter’s choir recital.

Moses swam in two oceans, fifteen lakes, and enthusiastically marked thousands of spots from sea to shining sea.

At the end of it all they found a lot more than an audience.

“I simply could not put this book down. It made me laugh out loud, cry out loud, share passages with my kids, want to be a better filmmaker, parent and person.” – – Ian Fowler

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Check out this wonderful review by Bob Hicks at Oregon Arts Watch – http://www.orartswatch.org/a-road-dog-barks-his-tale/

“Kelley’s book allows us to live vicariously through his adventures. I’m not gonna lie to you, this is one of the very few books that brought me to tears. I think it could be the best work that Baker has done.” – – Scott McMahon, The Film Trooper Podcast