Now you are in for a treat. This film has had quite a life. First it premiered at SXSW, then it was picked up and distributed by Aspyr Media and then it inspired a whole host of well-folicled men across the country. Hopeful beard growers have traveled to Shamrock to compete and other have started Donegal Beard Contests some of which are still active today. The best by far is the St. Arnold Brewery in Houston who still hosts a beard contest every year. In fact it's quite possible to trace the entire beard renaissance back to this little gem. Here's the story: Growin' A Beard follows the men of Shamrock, Texas as they compete in the Donegal Beard Growing Contest - a hirsute competition that dates back to 1938. The rules are simple - who can grow the best Donegal beard from New Years Day to St. Patrick's Day. But the year we filmed we brought in a hairy outsider. The results are now a part of history. Original soundtrack by The Gourds.
Now finally available for free on the internet!