Deleted Scene from “Skunked”

“Skunked” is a documentary profiling Jacob Guevara as he attempts to retain his title at the Marfa, TX shuffleboard tournament. This outtake is a scene Laura Wagner, Merri Lisa Trigilio, and I had originally planned to use to document Jacob’s yearly tradition of visiting his father the day before the tournament.

During the editing process, we explored a few ways to accommodate the scene. It was significant in helping to understand Jacob’s character, but rhythm wise, it was difficult to fit in the overall flow and pacing of the film, so we ended up cutting it. Here’s a rough assembly of the scene as it was originally envisioned…

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