‘Bending Steel’ Official Trailer

Have a look at this beautiful brand new trailer for director Dave Carroll’s ‘Bending Steel’. The film follows strong man Chris Schoeck as he trains in New York City to become a professional strongman. Now I’m even more excited to check this film out next month at the Hot Docs Film Festival where it will have its international premiere. Here’s the synopsis:

Bending Steel, a deeply moving and inspiring documentary from filmmakers Dave Carroll and Ryan Scafuro, explores the life of 43 year-old Chris Schoeck, a Queens, NY native who is training to become a professional Oldetime Strongman. The story follows Chris’ journey from his early days training in a small basement storage unit, to his very first performance on the big stage at New York’s historic Coney Island. Alongside his trainer Chris Rider, he meets living legends and heroes within the community. For the first time ever he gets a taste of acceptance, something that since his early childhood has always felt just out of reach. Suddenly Chris sees an opportunity to finally stand out, to make a name for himself, to find his place in life.

If you’re in Toronto next month, be sure to fit ‘Bending Steel’ into your Hot Docs schedule. Meanwhile, head over to the film’s website and find out how you can see this film.