In 2000 Kelley Baker set out to make a full length feature film for the sum of $1000. He failed miserably. His budget ballooned up to $4000, (he forgot he had to feed cast and crew), but when the dust finally settled he had completed THE GAS CAFE, a 90 minute DV feature. Along the way he set up a website, shot behind the scenes footage (for a documentary), and made the movie that he wanted to. What’s wrong with this guy? In 2002 Kelley sent 100 letters to 100 Friends asking for $100 to fund Kicking Bird. He raised $5000 and shot for 18 days. Kelley is currently touring the country with Kicking Bird. In this workshop Kelley will walk participants through the entire process from scripting through post production. How to get the most for very limited resources, asking the right questions to get free stuff, and working in an atmosphere where people share your vision and put in very long hours for no money, and enjoy it.
Kelley Baker has lived “The New Model of Independent Filmmaking” for years. He has found funding for his no-budget films and successfully self distributed them all over the US and Canada.
Kelley Baker is well known for working with other people. 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. He designed the sound on Todd Haynes feature film, FAR FROM HEAVEN, with Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore. He was the picture editor/sound designer on Will Vinton’s The Adventure’s of Mark Twain, and Meet The Raisins for CBS.
Kelley has written and directed three full‑length features, eight short films and a few documentaries. Kelley films have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel, and Canadian and Australian television and have been shown at Film Festivals like London, Sydney, Annecy and Edinburgh.