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MACK WRESTLES

Mack Beggs loved wrestling — it gave him a sense of purpose and a sense of self. MACK WRESTLES takes the audience behind the scenes as this gifted athlete from Euless, Texas, struggles against the outside forces that stigmatize transgender athletes.

Commissioned for ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series

Produced and Directed by Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger

World Premiere - 2019 SXSW Film Festival

New York Premiere - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Winner - Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short - 2019 Dallas International Film Festival

Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Short - 2019 Montclair Film Festival

Winner - Jury Award for Best Documentary Short - 2019 Greenwich International Film Festival

Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary Short - 2019 Nantucket Film Festival

Winner - Teen View Jury Award for Best Documentary Short - 2019 Nantucket Film Festival

Official Selection - Aspen Shortsfest, Newport Beach Film Festival, AFI Docs, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Frameline


Guts

A short film about Dr. Max Liboiron and the CLEAR lab in Newfoundland.

Premiered by The Atlantic

Directed and Produced by Noah Hutton and Taylor Hess


Meet the All-Girls Competitive Robotics Team from The Bronx

St. Catharine Comets go all out trying to make nationals at the largest robotics contest – with their best shot at college scholarships and lucrative STEM careers on the line.

NARRATIVELY DOCUMENTARY - 2017

Written and Directed by Taylor Hess