Best of the Fest, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, Global Health Competition, Cleveland International Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature Doc, DOXX Spotlight, Tallgrass Film Festival
Winner, Best Feature Doc, Youth Jury Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival
Showcase Film, Frameline
Opening Night Film, Independent Film Festival Boston
Opening Night Film, Milwaukee Film Festival

Stumped is distributed by Good Docs, and available online and on DVD through libraries and organizations. Patrons can request Stumped through their libraries’ “Request a Purchase” page, and provide the library with a link to the film.


“Inspiring, heartbreaking and…hilarious”

Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

“Cinema should be so lucky to see a film as upfront and accessible…The images Berghaus captures through her lens are images we can’t erase from our minds.”

Andy Crump, Paste Magazine

“Stumped is quite a narrative odyssey … Berghaus proves herself more than worthy of her subject, delivering an intimate cinematic portrait.”

Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail


Feature Documentary
RT: 72 min.

Credits | Robin Berghaus
Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor

Additional Credits 
Still photography by Asia Kepka and courtesy Brigham and Women's Hospital

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.