Skunk at the Picnic

In this short documentary shot on 16mm film, 5 hobbyists and 1 skunk are brought together by an interview Dr. Anthony Fauci gave the New York Times, recalling his tenure in the Trump White House during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Brandon Walsh
  • Brandon Walsh
  • Zachariah Haske
  • Jessica Andrews
    Art Direction
  • Eric Andrews
    Camera Assistance
  • Kate Siefker
    Music Composition
  • Rob Funkhouser
    Music Composition
  • Kate Siefker
    Mix and Sound Design
  • Dan Edwards
    Color Grading
  • Jone Greaves
    Film Editing
  • Indiana Skunk Rescue
    Animal Wrangling
  • Video & Film Solutions
    Film Processing
  • Midwest Film Company
    Film Scanning
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm Film
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Brandon Walsh

Brandon Walsh is a filmmaker based in Indianapolis, IN.

His commercial work has been nationally recognized, and his short films have screened in a number of festivals across the Midwest and abroad.

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Director Statement

After listening to an interview Fauci gave the New York Times in March 2021 about his time in the Trump White House, I wanted to make a film that would literalize its most absurd moments, in an attempt to recognize the extraordinary efforts of healthcare professionals these past few years. Knowing our memories of the start of the pandemic already feel obscured, using 16mm film to capture this story felt appropriate.