When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser's limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants that restore bodies to unprecedented levels. Despite grave risks, Will agrees to undergo an experimental double-arm transplant in the hope of reclaiming his independence.
Will Lautzenheiser was chasing the loves of his life. A year into a promising relationship, he landed a dream job teaching film. After his first two classes, he visited the hospital for a persistent pain that was being caused by a deadly infection. To save his life, doctors amputated his arms and legs.
STUMPED reveals how Will copes with the loss of his filmmaking career by pursuing stand-up comedy; navigates an evolving relationship with his partner Angel, who becomes Will’s lover and caregiver; and gradually transforms, physically and spiritually, with newly transplanted arms.
Cleveland International Film Festival 2017: Best Film
Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017: Best Feature Film Documentary Youth Film Jury Award
Supported by the Embassy of USA
Director: Robin Berghaus
The movie will be screening at Outview Film Festival 2018.