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A St. Patrick's Day face-ff in a small Texas town. The Shamrock, TX beard growing contest.
Growin' A Beard is a hilarious 30 minute documentary that follows the men of Shamrock, TX (and a hairy outsider) as they compete in the town's annual Beard Growing Contest. | Add synopsis »
SXSW Spotlight: Mike Woolf, 'Man on a Mission'
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Scott McAfee ... Hairy Outsider
Richard Smith ... Enters every 10 years
Roy Wardlow ... Searching for Second

Directed by
Mike Woolf 
Produced by
Mike Woolf .... producer
Original Music by
The Gourds 
Cinematography by
Cressandra Thibodeaux 
Mike Woolf 
Andrew Yates 
Film Editing by
Seth Sherman 
Art Department
Craig Denham .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Shayna Brown .... sound mixer

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The documentary inspired the St. Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston to hold their own annual Donegal Beard Growing contest.See more »


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The best documentary about facial hair that I have ever seen., 9 August 2005
Author: steve-2049 from United States

Seen it.....? I own it. The absurd tradition of small town Texas, is endearing and tense. The DVD has lot's of great extras and the sound track by the Austin based band "The Gourds" is an over the top bonus. The documentary holds you all the way to the end, developing favorites, you end up loving each one of these real life characters. Who knew beard hair could fill a thirty minute documentary. The DVD also has a short film about a Texas steak house that offers a 64 oz. steak dinner. If you are able to finish the steak, salad, and a dinner roll you get the meal for free. Can he do it? Get this disk and find out.

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