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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[after proposing to June onstage
I'd never seen Saul as happy as he was that night. 'How long has it been now?' he asked me. 'Three months since I had a pill, Saul,' I said. Then he said, 'Well, I heard that proposal out there and I want to be the first to congratulate you. You've lost a lot of time in the last seven years. You need June, and she needs you. You've proven everybody wrong, including me. I thought you would be dead by now.' And I said, 'I would have been, Saul, if God hadn't saved...
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