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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul
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NOMINATED for "Best Documentary" and "Best Director" at the 2013 Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (USA) See more
[On recording "Ira Hayes"
I am more full of piss and vinegar than ever. When I reach the top, I'll build another peak to climb.
[Original Source: Letter to Saul Holiff, May 23, 1964
[On "Ira Hayes" failure to penetrate the Pop Charts
Classify me, categorize me - STIFLE me, but it won't work. This is NOT a country song."
[Original Source: TBD magazine ad
Mr. Cash, I am disgusted with you. You think that people who listen to Country are not intelligent. I am sorry that it was good Country and ...
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