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 for Broadcast
World Premiere - 2019 SXSW Film Festival
New York Premiere - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
Winner - Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary - 2019 Dallas International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Audience Award for Best Short Film - 2019 Montclair Film Festival
Winner - Jury Award for Best Short Documentary - 2019 Greenwich International Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award For Best Short Documentary, Teen Jury Award - Nantucket Film Festival.
Official Selection - Aspen Shortsfest, Newport Beach Film Festival, AFI Docs, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Frameline, Heartland Film Festival.
Directed by Erin Sanger and Taylor Hess