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World Premiere, SXSW 2019

Grand Jury Award, Dallas International Film Festival 2019

Aspen Shortsfest 2019

Newport Beach Film Festival 2019

New York Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival 2019

Montclair Film Festival 2019

The sport is brutal enough. There are the demands for strength and speed and stamina, the hours bathed in sweat, the knowledge that your opponent wants to wipe the mat with you. Those were the very reasons, though, that 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. Despite all the turmoil, this poignant film makes one thing perfectly clear: If life were a wrestling match, the referee would be raising Mack’s arm at the end.

Produced and Directed by Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger


NARRATIVELY DOCUMENTARY | 2017

Watch the 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.

Written and Directed by Taylor Hess