Buckshot is the feature directorial debut for Joshua J Smith who also wrote the movie’s storyline about a struggling country singer from New Jersey, who journeys to Nashville to follow in his late father’s footsteps and become a country music star. But when his father’s checkered past derails his chances, his only job offer is to drive Buckshot Thomas, an aging, hard-living, honky-tonk legend, cross-country to his final concert. Along the way, the two men forge a rare friendship that could change both their lives forever.
The Sickstring Outlaws’ Ron Houston is not only credited with “Original Music” (along with Cecil Allan Moore), but also landed the part of singing voice-over for the main character Buckshot Thomas played by Tim DeZarn.
The soundtrack also includes two of Sickstring’s songs from the ‘Electric Moonshine’ CD (“Electric Moonshine” and “Just an Empty Bottle”). The last song in the movie, sung by Conor Murphy’s character Charlie Stillman, is a ballad written by Houston a few years ago called “Do Outlaws Shed Tears.” Ron said that when he sent the song to Joshua Smith as an idea for the movie, Smith was overjoyed to hear it, saying that it “was as if Ron had already read the script.” “Do Outlaws Shed Tears” can only be heard in this movie as it has never been recorded before.
Buckshot concluded its 2017 festival run with five awards including Best Feature and Best Actor (Tim DeZarn) at the Culver City Film Festival, People’s Choice Award at the Rockport Film Festival, as well as Best Director (Joshua J. Smith) and Best Actor (Tim DeZarn) at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival and Boogie Magazine gives it “Two Thumbs Up” for its soundtrack.
Check it out today. This dark comedy has recently been released on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Cable/Satellite On Demand and Blu-ray/DVD.