IFFBoston Interview: STUMPED

As part of my coverage of Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) 2017, I interviewed Robin Berghaus, director of the festival’s opening night documentary Stumped for NewEnglandFilm.com. My interview covers how Robin got into documentary filmmaking, why she’s passionate about subjects concerning health and medicine, how she crossed paths with the documentary’s subject Will Lautzenheiser, and why she felt compelled to chronicle Will’s incredible transformation after the loss of his limbs and his eventual double arm transplant. The piece also covers thoughts she wants audiences to take away after seeing the film, how they can find it if they can’t make it to IFFBoston, and what types of projects she’ll be working on next.

Read the full piece here.

Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .