Film Trooper Podcast featuring Kelley Baker

Hey Everybody I was just on the most recent Film Trooper Podcast talking about touring the U.S. to show my independent films and of course my new book Road Dog. It was a great conversation.

Check it out! – Here’s the link – http://filmtrooper.com/136

Thank you Scott McMahon for including me in your great Film Trooper podcasts. I’m honored.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + $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.

And don’t forget that Fiona, The Dog Face Boy and I will be on tour this fall showing films, talking about films, reading from Road Dog, and generally having a good time. For more information keep checking back here.

Thank you for all of your support.

Fall 2017 Road Tour Announcement

An Important Announcement from Angry Filmmaker World Headquarters.

Please visit this site often to get updates on our Fall Tour. There will be more coming soon. Very soon.

A special thank you to Fiona Baker, Marc Rose, Fuse Audio, Slim Pickens and The Dog Face Boy.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + $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.

And don’t forget if you live in Portland, OR I’m doing a reading on June 21st at 7:30 pm with my old friend Bob Calkins at Friendly House (1737 NW 26th, Portland, OR 97210). I hope to see you there.

Thank you all for your support.

When I Fight Authority – Road Dog Reading

This is from my reading at O’Connor’s in March. This is the chapter – When I Fight Authority, from my book Road Dog. I was a little nervous starting out because this was my first public reading but as you can see after a couple pages the butterflies left and I got in to a pretty good rhythm.

I want to thank Enie Vaisburd for filming this and Don Campbell and Whit Draper for accompanying me. It was a great night. I hope you enjoy the clip.

 

 

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + $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.

And don’t forget if you live in Portland, OR I’m doing a reading on June 21st at 7:30 pm with my old friend Bob Calkins at Friendly House (1737 NW 26th, Portland, OR 97210). I hope to see you there.

Thank you all for your support.

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.

Thanks for watching and if you don’t have your copy of Road Dog we can remedy that right now!

It’s only $16.95 + $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.

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”

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 $16.95 + $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.

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!