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2011 > Documentary in Marfa, Texas — August 2011


Simple As That

by Kari Branch, Russell Walker, Ashley McCue

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by Merri Lisa Trigillo, Chris Portal, Laura Wagner



Documentary In Marfa Texas — August 2011


A Film By: Merri Lisa Trigillo, Chris Portal, Laura Wagner

About The Film

This film is currently being submitted to film festivals. We have posted the trailer for now.

Jacob Guevara is the reigning shuffleboard champion of Marfa. Can he defend his title in the fiercest shuffleboard competition west of Austin?


Jacob Guevara, David Beebe, Padre's


* New York No Limits Film Series

* Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House

* Hartford Flick Fest

* Rockport Film Festival


* Cinema Touching Disability Festival

More online ways to follow this film

Skunked has its own WEBSITE and Facebook Page. Follow the filmmakers as they go through the process of sound mastering, color correction, public screenings and festival submissions.

Follow Skunked on Twitter to get updates.

Read Chris Portal's BLOG and follow his twelve-day journey through the workshop.

Watch Merri Lisa Trigillo, Chris Portal, Laura Wagner as they put their story together on the wall.

About The Workshop

This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in West Texas and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.

Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.

Find Out How You Can Enroll

Click HERE to learn how you can make a documentary in West Texas.

Equipment Package - Mississippi Delta

Each documentary team is assigned an equipment package. Wanna know what was used to make this documentary? Click HERE.

Sponsored By

Canon USA, Sennheiser, Bogen Imaging, Manfrotto, Lowel Lighting, Anton Bauer & Inqsribe.