We recently completed our road trip for the documentary where we interviewed Buddy Stubbs, a man that made an authentic Then Came Bronson bike, & James Parks!
We were fortunate enough to spend the afternoon shooting with the legendary genius for the documentary. He gave a fantastic interview and is one of the most eloquent people you could ever hope to meet.
The director wrote a tribute to his late friend for the Film Threat website after learning of Michael's passing.
Each week listen to Josh (Director) and Mitch (Cinematographer) talk movies and give Parks Doc updates on their weekly podcast, The Soapbox Office.
Long Lonesome Highway is the story of the greatest performer that you've likely never heard of. Once called "the world's greatest living actor" by Quentin Tarantino, Michael spent the majority of his life being blacklisted by the Hollywood system.
This documentary is designed to show the world the unmistakeable talent they failed to pay enough attention to.
Our director, Josh Roush, was assigned to be Michael's assistant on the set of Tusk by Kevin Smith. The first day between a young, green haired punk and an older, cranky actor was quite awkward, but they soon developed a kinship over a mutual love of music and literature that lasted until the end.
For years, Josh tried to get a documentary off the ground about Michael and now, thanks to the support of Kevin Smith, James Parks (son), Tricia Mancuso Parks (daughter), Kathy Onstad (sister), and many more friends and family members, that dream is now a reality.