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Stumped

WINNER: JURY’S AWARD – VIMFF 2018
Director: Taylor Keating & Cedar Wright
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min

“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.” Maureen Beck may have been born missing her lower left arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from going hard. She takes whippers on 5.12 and crushes overhanging boulders, while shot-gunning beers. But she is not here to be your inspiration. “People say, ‘Look, a one-armed climber, now I have no excuses.’ I’m like, dude, you never had any excuses in the first place.” Maureen is here to crush the gnar — with one bloody stump helping her get to the top.

Director: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating

Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating are two Boulder adventure filmmakers who put humor and self deprecation first, keeping their stories a little bit humble, and a lot low budget. Cedar is a longtime professional climber for The North Face and has married his love for adventure with his love for storytelling. Taylor is also a climber, but makes a grand total of $0 for doing so. Together they make up Cedar Wright Productions, a production house dedicated to the 5 hour work week and passion projects.