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.

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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.

Thank you all very much for your support.

Road Dog Book Signing and Reading March 7th

On March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm I’m reading from Road Dog and signing books at O’Connor’s 7850 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, 97219.

Don Campbell and Whit Draper from the Sportin Lifer’s will be on bass and guitar respectively playing along as I read. This could get crazy!

Here’s a .pdf of the poster for your collection…

RoadDog poster

But what if you can’t make it and you don’t have a copy of my book? I can fix that all you have to say is…

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.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #8 Podcast

 

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #8.

Yes, I took some time off, it’s summer but I’m back and I’ll be posting the next few each week and we’ll see where we end up. So anyway…

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Never Cast People Who Are The Wrong Age”

What the Hell does this mean? Really? You have no idea?

Re-write for the character. If you can’t get the right person to play a part you’ve written, then re-write the part. Always pick the best Actor!  But wait there’s more.  And for that…   Listen to the damn podcast!

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Filmmaking # Eight – Never Cast People Who Are The Wrong Age

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

And don’t forget to share and/or like me on Facebook.

Check in later this week for articles links and more film related stuff.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #7

 

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #7.

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Cut All Boring And Obvious Dialogue”

What the Hell does this mean? Really? You have no idea?

Listen to the damn podcast!

This is all shit you need to think about when you’re writing your screenplay. If you’re a screenwriter that is…

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #7 – – Cut all Boring and Obvious Dialogue

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

And don’t forget to share and/or like me on Facebook.

Now you kids get off my lawn!

Hey Look! You Can Download a PDF of My 1st Book For a Mere $1.99

And that’s a great deal. I should know I wrote the damn thing!

 

(You can also download The AFSG Part Two: for $2.99. Check out Book Downloads under Cool Crap to Own.)

Book Cover

I am the poster boy for bad decision-making in the Independent Film world!

 

I have made eight short films, three features and a couple of documentaries, along with a ton of corporate videos, and commercials. I have whored myself on other people’s movies for the last 20+ years. There are certain truths I have learned, and certain things and people I shouldn’t have listened to.

I have messed up my life financially, emotionally, and probably physically and it’s all been for my love of movies. My movies.”

– – from The Introduction

 

Kelley Baker is the Angry Filmmaker. But his independent films are not angry, they’re honest. He’s angry at the state of independent film. For Baker, it’s about telling the story, not what actors are starring in it.

Kelley Baker worked in Hollywood for 20 years. He’s well known for being the sound designer on six of Gus Van Sant’s feature films, including My Own Private Idaho, Goodwill Hunting and Finding Forrester. He’s also made numerous award winning short films and 3 of his own independent feature films. The latest, Kicking Bird, was made with a budget of $6000 and has played to international audiences. Continue reading “Hey Look! You Can Download a PDF of My 1st Book For a Mere $1.99”

Four Links to Articles Filmmakers Need to Read. And Carl Reiner!

I’ve got four decent articles for you all this week. Okay, one of them isn’t really decent but I added it anyway…

This one will make your day…

Ten Documentarians Who Were Sued By The Subjects Of Their Films.

All of these films are good and you should check them out, but beware when you’re making a documentary that your subjects don’t come back and bite you…

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-documentarians-who-were-sued-by-the-subjects-of-their-films.php

How to Win At Film Festival Roulette: Stacking Your Odds At The Top Festivals.

This breaks down the some of the major domestic festivals and how many films were bought and by who. It also talks about what types of films are usually selected by these festivals. Interesting reading.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-to-win-at-film-festival-roulette-stacking-your-odds-at-the-top-fests-20150626

Indiewire’s 20 Best docs so far in 2015…

I fucking hate lists like these. Who are the judges here and who do the filmmakers know to get put on to this list? I don’t trust lists like these but if you’re curious here is your so-called competition bitches!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-20-best-documentaries-of-2015-so-far-20150618?page=4

Fifteen Things Every Producer Should Know (from Moviemaker Magazine)

This is from a panel and all of the information is pretty good even though these producers are talking about dealing with budgets bigger than anything most of us will ever have. Still this shit is good to know.

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/moviemaking/producing/2015-produced-by-conference-15-things-every-producer-should-know/

I’ll try and get more for next week, but until then why don’t we all learn a little about screenwriting from Carl Reiner. Here is a piece where Carl talks about his work. And if you don’t know who Carl Reiner is you should be ashamed of yourself!

You’re welcome!

 

I would like to thank The Film Collaborative, Moviemaker magazine, Indiewire, and Carl Reiner because I can…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #6

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #6.

For the sixth time, I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard or can’t read…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends and other Independent Filmmakers in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these, one every week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them all here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “Put Conflict In Every Scene”

What the Hell does this mean? What do you think it means. Listen to the damn podcast!

This is all shit you need to think about when you’re writing your screenplay. If you’re a screenwriter that is…

We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking# Six – Put Conflict in Every Scene

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice from your favorite Angry Filmmaker.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking Podcast #5

If it’s Monday then this must be Podcast #5.

I know it’s Tuesday but my daughter graduated College last week and I took a week off and I’m a little slow this week.

Hey! You’re lucky I’m even posting these at all!

Anyway…

Once again I will recap how these Podcasts came about for those who haven’t heard…

A couple years ago after watching hundreds of students films and films by new filmmakers, William Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!) sat down and wrote out The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking for his students. His goal was to put a laminated list of these sins in to every camera bag at school so when students went out on their shoots they would have one more reminder of things not to do.

He passed his list around to some of his friends in the film business for input and we added more until the list swelled to eighteen.

On one of my frequent trips to Nashville over a glass of wine or four, William decided we should record a group of Podcasts.

William continues to call it The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking (even though there are eighteen) because it has such a classical sound to it.

For the next couple months I’m going to re-post these one per week, so come back and listen. And if you can’t stand the suspense and want to listen to them all at once, you’ll find them here on my website under the menu button that says, PODCASTS.

I’m sure you have other Filmmaking Sins that are not included in our list but we think this is a pretty good place to start. So gather round filmmakers and take a listen. This shit is more entertaining than sitting in a classroom.

This weeks edition is called “And Superman Flies Off The Houseboat!”

What the Hell does this mean?

This is all shit you need to deal with when you’re writing your screenplay. We’ll be getting in to production stuff, yeah actual filmmaking, coming up in later podcasts.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Filmmaking #5  – And Superman Flies Off the Houseboat

 

Go ahead, click on it. Don’t be afraid. It’s just some good old filmmaking advice…

“Look Dad, Five More Links to Good Filmmaking Articles!”

We should really thank the Angry Filmmaker for taking the time to put these together…

On Directing Actors: An Interview with Tim Blake Nelson

There is a lot of good stuff here if you want to direct actors well. And directing actors is one of the biggest problems I see with film students and many independent filmmakers.  They know all about cameras but don’t know shit about getting good performances from their actors. Read this!

http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/interviews/on-directing-actors-an-interview-with-tim-blake-nelson/

Attention Filmmakers: Here’s How to Make a Million Dollar Movie for Thousands 

I don’t agree with all of these things here but there are some good take-a-ways. It’s certainly worth the few minutes it took to read it.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/attention-filmmakers-heres-how-to-make-a-million-dollar-movie-for-thousands-20150526?utm_source=iwDaily_newsletter&utm_medium=sailthru_newsletter

The Seven Best Apps for Filmmakers in Pre-Production 

I don’t use these,(I’m old school and have my oid worn out tired methods…) but it’s nice to know they’re around.
http://www.indiewire.com/article/7-best-apps-for-filmmakers-pre-production 20150519?fb_action_ids=10153072370106130&fb_action_types=og.shares

I love this, What’s in Your Kit: Cinematographer Frankie DeMarco.

There’s some funny stuff here, and some things that make as lot of sense that we don’t think about until it’s too late. Like an extra pair of shoes…
http://www.moviemaker.com/archives/print/spring-2015/whats-in-your-kit-cinematographer-frankie-demarco/

Sell a Movie to Netflix 

I don’t think this article goes in to enough detail but it’s a good start.

http://www.filmmakingstuff.com/sell-a-movie-to-netflix/

 

Read these and learn! You’re welcome.

5 Links to Articles of Interest for Independent Filmmakers & Documentary Filmmakers

I recently read 5 pretty good articles on various aspects of both Independent and Documentary Filmmaking. Topics include Distribution, Fundraising and a list of do’s and don’ts. Check these out.

Over at Filmmaker Magazine are these two articles – –

Distribution Transparency: Four Filmmakers Reveal Their Distribution Numbers, Parts One.

http://filmmakermagazine.com/94034-distribution-transparency-four-filmmakers-reveal-their-distribution-numbers-part-one/

And Part Two.

http://filmmakermagazine.com/94095-distribution-transparency-four-filmmakers-reveal-their-numbers-part-two/#.VVIS82aPDS-

Here is an article on, Good Pitch, who I had never heard of.

Reality Checks: How Good Pitch Raises Millions of Dollars for Documentaries.

Definitely a great read when it comes to fundraising. I’m wondering how you can get on their list to pitch to them?

http://www.indiewire.com/article/reality-checks-how-good-pitch-raises-millions-of-dollars-for-documentaries-20150513

Tow other articles from Indiewire – Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Don’t Make These 10 Common Mistakes. (This article originally appeared on the Raindance Film Festival Blog and was reprinted on Indiewire with permission.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/attention-documentary-filmmakers-dont-make-these-10-common-mistakes-20150505

The Best Documentary Filmmaking Advice from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-best-documentary-filmmaking-advice-from-full-frame-documentary-film-festival-20150424

You’re welcome.

Don’t forget to come back for more.