Watermark Books & Cafe will host Kelley Baker for a signing of Road Dog on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Kelley Baker Author & Independent Filmmaker A graduate of USC's film school, Kelley has a BA and an MFA in film production. He is an author, (Road Dog, The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide: Part One & Part Two) and an Independent Filmmaker. He has written and directed three full-length features (Birddog, The Gas Cafe, & Kicking Bird), eight short films and quite a few documentaries. His films have aired on PBS, Canadian and Australian television, and have been shown at Film Festivals including London, Sydney, Annecy, Sao Paulo, Sundance, Chicago, Aspen, Mill Valley and Edinburgh. In addition to his own films he was the sound designer on six of Gus Van Sant's feature films including, My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, and Finding Forrester, and Todd Haynes film, Far From Heaven. He also did the sound on Will Vinton's, The Adventures of Mark Twain, and three Claymation specials for CBS. Kelley started traveling around the US showing his short films and teaching workshops. Since no distributors wanted to show his feature films he tore a page out of the punk rock handbook and booked his own film tour. He borrowed a pick-up truck and a canopy, burned a thousand DVD's of his films (one at a time on an old computer), and hit the road going to media art centers, art house theaters, colleges, universities, video stores and even bars to show his films and teach workshops. At the end of two months he had sold hundreds of DVD's and actually made a few dollars. Since that first major tour was successful, Kelley purchased a used van and for the next ten years went out on the road twice a year to show his films and teach. His traveling companion was his one hundred twenty pound Chocolate Lab, Moses. Road Dog chronicles some of those adventures. Kelley has appeared in over a hundred cities and hundreds of venues since 2002 and still hasn't lost his sense of humor. To learn more about Kelley and his work we invite you to check out his website, www.angryfilmmaker.com, for more information.