After the suicide of Johnny Cash's former manager, Saul Holiff, his estranged son, Jonathon, returns home. There, Jonathon learns from his mother that his father's personal records exist in storage. As Jonathon searches through them, he discovers much about his father's life of deferred dreams in London, Ontario until he became the manager of Johnny Cash. From there, Jonathon learns of his father's hectic life managing the erratic country star with his personal demons and moods and how the material success came with a profound cost of its own for Saul. In doing so, Jonathon gets a new perspective of a father who had his problems that he never fully conquered himself. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul
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Saul, It's hell to realize that today is October 21st, 1967 and that my divorce was officially final yesterday. It was a dream comin' true that June made me hang onto for FIVE years. She's 37, and I'm almost 36. I dropped a terrible marriage, 4 sweet kids, and half my estate-thinkin' June was planning to marry me. Just yesterday she made a definitive statement-she wants to stop our life together just as it starts. I already said I'm goin' into hospital for as long as I can after this tour. But ...
In the opening credits, where a major distributor is normally listed, the filmmaker inserted the words "Intentionally Left Blank." This was an inside joke. Adverse market conditions offset by a large following for the film made self-releasing a more attractive option. Later, when the film was given final certification for tax credit purposes, the Canadian government required the filmmaker to sign an affidavit swearing that no such company "Intentionally Left Blank" had been connected with the film. See more