Buckshot is a dark comedy that follows Charlie Stillman, a struggling country singer from New Jersey, who journeys to Nashville to follow in his late father's footsteps of becoming a country 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, which could change both their lives forever.
DeZarn's motion picture credits include Spider-Man, Fight Club, Live Free or Die Hard and Cabin in the Woods.
DeZarn has appeared in several American television series, including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, NYPD Blue, the various Star Trek TV franchises, Mad Men, Lost, Criminal Minds, Weeds, Prison Break, Deadwood, The Shield, Cold Case, Quantum Leap and 7th Heaven.
Introducing Conor Murphy
Emily's TV credits include Castle, Masters of Sex and Grey's Anatomy.
Allan's films include Big and Funny People to name a few. His TV credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development and Blunt Talk.
His numerous other television appearances have included guest-starring roles on 911, HBO's Carnivàle, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Criminal Minds as well as recurring roles on American Horror Story and Silicon Valley. Currently he can be seen in the new Twin Peaks on Showtime.
JOSHUA J. SMITH
WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Joshua’s resume includes four short films and one documentary in which he served as writer, producer and director. The films have played in countless film festivals and won two Audience Awards: Austin Film Festival, Hill Country Film Festival. His most recent work includes directing comedy sketches for The Nerdist. He is also an accomplished feature film producer on the following award winning films; Pretty Ugly People starring Melissa McCarthy (The Boss) directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), Kabluey featuring Lisa Kudrow (Friends) and The Garage with Xander Berkley (Taken). He currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
ALLYSSA M. SMITH
Allyssa has numerous editing credits for short films, web series, music videos and commercials by such brands as: Chrysler, Hershey, Pizza Hut just to name a few. She recently served as Online Editor for Adult Swim's TV show, Dream Corp, LLC starring Nicholas Rutherford and Jon Gries.
Whether it be as a composer, guitarist, producer, or performer, John DeFaria is constantly engaged in the art of music making. As a musician, John has recorded on numerous movie scores such as “Holes,” James Camerons’s “Ghosts of the Abyss,” “Uptown Girls;” commercials for Direct TV and Subaru; and television shows for Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Warner Brothers Telepictures and The Oprah Winfrey show. Through his association with composer Dean Grinsfelder, John as been working on the PBS documentary series “Ocean Adventures” with Jean Michelle Cousteau, which was recently nominated for an Emmy award for best Music and Sound Design. John also completed the score for the Warner Brothers movie “Dukes of Hazzard 2 – The Beginning.”
Our movie focuses on our love for Country Music especially Outlaw Country Music. The film features this amazing collection of artists who celebrate the spirit and sound that is OUTLAW COUNTRY MUSIC.
SICKSTRING OUTLAWS Featuring Ron Houston
When I first heard Ron's voice I knew he was the one to bring Buckshot's voice to life. His band, The Sickstring Outlaws are a rugged, outlaw country band based in the San Diego area. “We have an aggressive sound,” says the band, “with story-telling vocals about real life, hard-working men, the day-to-day struggle with substance abuse, and some of our most favorite honky-tonk heroes...we don’t try to sugar-coat anything.”
CECIL ALLEN MOORE (aka PEEWEE MOORE)
As an award winning and highly acclaimed Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriter Cecil Allen Moore tours around on an average or 45,000 miles a year doing an endless string of one night stands at honky tonks, dance halls, festivals, and theaters. Moore's music is broadcast on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country Channel as well as over 1,000 different AM & FM stations, internet radio, and podcast's worldwide.
MIKE AND THE MOONPIES
Mike and the Moonpies are the modern face of the outlaw country music movement. From their home in Austin, Texas, they carry the torch of their predecessors, while maintaining the originality and independence that the genre is infamous for. The Moonpies, led by Texas born songwriter Mike Harmeier, manage themselves and produce their own albums. While steeped in tradition, the Moonpies rejuvenate honky tonk and traditional country music and appeal to a wildly eclectic audience. They are equally at home in dance halls and theaters, and can share a bill with an indie rock band or a country legend. The Moonpies live on the road and have the scars to prove it.
"A subtle emotional roller coaster.." - Bakersfield Californian
Country Music Armadillo says "Funny, witty, touching, and honest, Buckshot is a story pulled straight from the tour bus and played out in front of you, and one that won’t fail to leave an impression on you."
Legendary Sirius/XM Outlaw Country DJ, Alamo Jones The Voice in Black rejoices, “Buckshot is a great movie with Substance."
Texas and Disc Jockey Hall of Famer DJ, Dallas Wayne of Sirius/XM Willie's Roadhouse DJ declares, "Buckshot is compelling... A Lot of Fun!"
INTERVIEW - From The Topeka Capital-Journal - Chronicling the debut film from Writer/Director Joshua J. Smith.
From the Emporia Gazette - About the making of the film with Writer/Director Joshua J. Smith.
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