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)
A non-fiction 'Walk The Line"
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Did You Know?
In addition to live action, stock footage, animation, composites, and TV and film clips, the film features more than 400 photographs--many of which appear to move ("motion graphics"). Many people assume the shots of Cash's arrest in 1965 is found footage but instead was created from a series of sequential photos. See more
[On sagging record sales
Johnny, last week we discussed Bob Johnston and Don Law. I have given the situation a lot of thought. I urge you to immediately go with Johnston. No one is perfect, and sometimes you have shown poor judgement. Bob Johnston is creative enough to present exciting ideas. The time is ripe for a change and it should be NOW. I think Johnston can bring you to the next plateau.
[Original Source: Letter from Saul Holiff to Johnny Cash; December 29, 1966
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