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Project information

Talent Monique Walton
Role of participant Producer
Director Annie Silverstein
Producer Monique Walton
Screenwriter Annie Silverstein
Status finished

Production details

Running time 16 min
Year of production 2014
Country of Production United States
Production Companies
New Film Works
Website http://www.skunkthefilm.com

still / picture for Skunk
still / picture for Skunk
still / picture for Skunk


Raised by a single mother on an isolated subdivision in rural Texas, fourteen-year-old Leila's deepest connection is with her pack of rescued dogs. On a hot summer morning she wakes to find that her beloved pit bull Bubba has eviscerated a skunk. Leila heads to a nearby swimming hole to bathe him and meets Marco, a neighborhood boy with a chip on his shoulder. Charmed by his attention, Leila lets Marco into her world. But after a tense sexual encounter things spin out of control and Leila is forced to protect what she loves most at the cost of her own innocence.

Participation in international festivals / awards

2014 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection - First Prize Cinéfondation

2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Special Jury Prize,

2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Student Film Award

2014 Best Student Film, Sidewalk Film Festival

2014 Maryland Film Festival


JennyJenivieve Nugent
MarcoKiowa Tucker


DoPNathan Duncan