Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"The Road Home" online now!

The filmmakers wanted to take the time out to say thanks to all of those who have continued to show interest and support for The Road Home." Now March is upon us and many have expressed interest in obtaining a copy of the movie via DVD, at this time, a DVD version of the movie is being produced, but will not be ready for distribution for at least a few more weeks. So with the growing interest in the movie, we the Filmmakers are proud to present an exciting way to let all enjoy The Road Home one more time, or maybe even for the first time.

Starting today, The Road Home will be shown in its entirety here on this website. To make the movie easier to stream, it has been broken up into three parts running about 30 minutes each. Part one is live now, Part two will be live on Friday, March 13. Part 3 will be live on Sunday, March 15. For those with slower internet connections there will be a low resolution version of the movie, along with a high resolution version of the movie. Simply click on the “Videos” section of this website to let you viewing begin. Thank you to all who have been supportive of the film, and please stay tuned for more information on DVDs in the coming weeks.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Road Home Soundtrack

The Road Home Soundtrack has just been added to the website here. Among the contibuting artists are Blame It On Society, Brady Alan Jones, and bluegrass band, Out and Runnin. Also contributing to the album is the film's director, Mark Smith.

Blame It On Society is J. Dodson's solo project which was originally nothing more than wanting to write "cheesy video game music". The project is helped along by derelict collaborators Evan Lee Arps (midi), Ellis Dee (guitar), Ivan Yakinov (special effects), and Dan Druff (drums). J.D. likes to hang out, write music, and rub shoulders with strange music-types in Phoenix, AZ and Nashville, TN. For more music from Blame It On Society, including the newly released Hyperdrive Motel,please visit http://www.blameitonsociety.net/. Downloading for personal use is allowed and encouraged.

Brady Alan Jones is a singer/songwriter based out of Nashville Tennessee. Invoking sounds of Merel Haggard and David Alan Coe, Brady Alan Jones is a reminder to what real country music should sound like. Visit www.myspace.com/bradyalanjones to hear more from Brady Alan Jones.

Click HERE to listen.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Pictures from December 4th

On the phone with Tyson Smith before the show

Mark and Jeff before the show

The Road Home Q and A

Mark Smith

Jeffery L. Parks

Guests wait to see The Road Home

Aaron Smith arrives from California

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 4th in Pictures

The Road Home plays at the Belcourt Theatre on december 4th, 2008

The Belcourt Theatre

Laura Clark

The Road Home plays in the 1925 Hall

Mark Smith, Deb Smith, Don Smith

Aaron Smith, Jeff Parks, Deb Smith

Mark Smith, Laura Clark

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thank you.

So, Dec. 4th has passed and I just wanted to share my feelings with all of you about this momentous event. It was a really exciting experience getting to show our film at the Belcourt, and I'm extremely thankful to everybody that showed up and donated their time and money to this film, and us. This has been a really awesome ride for me and knowing people liked the film was a validation for the past two years of work we've put into the film. It was a night I will always remember and I'm glad that I was able to share it with everybody involved in the film, as well as, you, the audience. It was a life-altering night for me. Please don't forget about us or the film, as the next few months roll on, and we will keep everyone posted regarding the film festivals and DVD availability. In closing, I love you all and The Road Home loves you all. Thank you again for... everything.


Mark Smith
Director, The Road Home

Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 4th is finally here...

After two and a half years, the time has come for everyone to share in the experience that has been The Road Home. Tonight, at the Belcourt Theatre at 7pm, is the Nashville screening of the movie. I would like to thank everyone that has shown interest in the project. Also a very special thanks to those of you who have been telling all your friends and getting the word out about this event. If you know anyone else, who might be interested in this project, or just anyone not doing anything tonight, let them know what's going on. In the mean time, have a great day, and I'll see you all tonight.

Jeffery L. Parks

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Sit Down with Tyson Smith

Since completing The Road Home, Tyson Smith, who plays Will, has been a very busy man. In addition to moving to LA, he has also been busy working on a new project. I had a chance to speak with him last week, and he was kind enough to take a trip down memory lane and reflect back on the movie. (Tyson)
How are you today? I'm good. I've been busy, but doing alright.
So have you seen the movie? I had the chance to see a rough cut a few months back and really enjoyed it.
You play Will in the movie, in your own words; tell us a little about Will. Will is a normal guy from a normal little town. He just wants to be happy, but has some trouble figuring out where to find that happiness. He struggles with being more assertive in his actions and I think it’s due to the fact that he's uncertain what will make him happy.
Most of your scenes are with Geoff James and Aaron Smith, who two completely different types of people, not to mention their characters were complete opposites as well, what was it like working with them? Tell us a little about how their characters affect and drive Will. Both Geoff and Aaron are very talented actors and they were great to work with. Geoff's and Aaron's characters are sort of like the angel and demon on the shoulders of Will. Geoff's character tries to make sure Will does the right thing and walks a straight line, while Aaron's character humorously urges Will to be the bad boy and go after his desires. Will sometimes becomes annoyed with one or the other... or both for that matter.
And then there’s Laura Clark… Ah, yes... Laura. Is she still play'n the spoons for money? Anyways, she was great and I really enjoyed working with her.
So how would you describe your overall experience working on The Road Home? Working on The Road Home has been my best experience working in film, thus far. I learned a lot, I met great people, made lasting friendships, rode in the back of moving truck while operating a camera strapped to the tailgate, ate BBQ, rolled in the dirt, laughed a lot, and spent one summer+ making something I truly enjoyed! I just want to say thanks for giving me that opportunity.
Since finishing the movie, you’ve relocated to LA, how’s that going? It's going alright. I've been pretty busy trying to clear my schedule of the daily grind and allow myself the chance to do what I actually came out here for. Besides that, I've made an effort to get out and see the city and all it has to offer - I really like it here.
What’s next for Tyson Smith? Currently, in an effort to stay creatively active, I've been writing a comedic webisode with another filmmaker friend of mine. We're hoping to begin production in 2009. I'll keep you posted.
Thank you Tyson, and we look forward to seeing that when it's finished.