02 Jul Buckshot Press Release
LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2018) – Freestyle Digital Media, an on demand and theatrical distribution division of Byron Allen’s global media company Entertainment Studios, is proud to announce that it has secured distribution rights for Joshua J. Smith’s feature directorial debut, BUCKSHOT. Cast includes Tim deZarn (The Cabin in the Woods), Conor Murphy (“The Good Place”), Emily Davenport (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Allan Wasserman (Suburbicon) and Frank Collison (“Twin Peaks”). The dark comedy will be released wide on demand July 31.
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.
Buckshot follows Charlie Stillman (Murphy), 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 (deZarn), 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.