“You will learn more by walking from Canada to Guatemala than you’ll ever learn in film school.”

Walter Herzog

 

 

Thanks For Stopping By

 

We’re guessing that if you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably got more than a casual interest in Guatemala and Mesoamerica.

We trust your visit has given you a sense of our desire to tell the world about the Land of the Maya.  And, we hope it’s piqued your interest in exploring how you can use the film to advance your work in the region.

If you’ve got a heart for the Guatemala, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Brent Winebrenner – Producer & Director

 

Brent was a CPA.  Now, he is not.

After 15 years in the corporate world, he dropped out and earned a Master’s Degree at the Brooks Institute of Photography.  He graduated, launched a freelance career, joined the school’s Visual Journalism faculty and embraced the fine art of documentary storytelling.

Before the transition to producing and directing, he was a widely published travel and corporate location photographer with experience in more than 70 countries.  This is his first feature-length documentary.

 

 

Jose Antonio Gonzales – Field Producer

 

Jose is an enthusiastic Mayanist, art collector, explorer, adventure travel guide and seasoned field producer who has worked extensively on both sides of the camera.  Like all good producers, he is incredibly resourceful when challenged by difficult circumstances, of which there were plenty.

He has an impressive list of contacts and knows the region intimately.  His  passion for Guatamala’s history, culture and people was priceless.

 

 

Emilio Faillace – Assistant Field Producer

 

Emilio is a tour guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of Guatemala’s flora, fauna, geology and geography.  He is extremely well-versed in history and culture and of the region.  If that’s not enough, he speaks four languages.

His experience, expertise, energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail helped make the film.

 

Thanks For Stopping By

 

We’re guessing that if you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably got more than a casual interest in Guatemala and Mesoamerica.

We trust your visit has given you a sense of our desire to tell the world about the Land of the Maya.  And, we hope it’s piqued your interest in exploring how you can use the film to advance your work in the region.

If you’ve got a heart for the Guatemala, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Brent Winebrenner – Producer & Director

 

Brent was a CPA.  Now, he is not.

After 15 years in the corporate world, he dropped out and earned a Master’s Degree at the Brooks Institute of Photography.  He graduated, launched a freelance career and joined the school’s Visual Journalism faculty.  There, he learned the fine art of documentary storytelling.

Before he made the transition to producing films, he was a widely published travel and corporate location photographer with experience in more than 70 countries.  This is his first feature-length documentary.

 

 

Jose Antonio Gonzales – Field Producer

 

Jose is an enthusiastic Mayanist, art collector, explorer, adventure travel guide and seasoned field producer who has worked on both sides of the camera.  He is nothing, if not resourceful.

He has an impressive list of contacts and knows the region intimately.  His  passion for Guatamala’s history, culture and people was priceless.

 

 

Emilio Faillace – Assistant Field Producer

 

Emilio is a cultural and adventure tour guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of Guatemala’s flora, fauna, geology and geography.  He’s well-versed in history and is extremely well-traveled in the region.  If that’s not enough, he speaks four languages.

His expertise, energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail were invaluable.

 

TYPE: brent@guatemaladocumentary.com

TALK: 805.570.9555

“This film manages to portray Guatemalan culture without reducing it to sentimental folkloric cliches.  Thank you.”

Eduardo Velasquez, Audience Member