- director: dave carroll feature length documentary (93min)
On a cold February day, a man walks along Coney Island’s boardwalk. He remembers his last visit here as a boy and can’t help feel the change in atmosphere. The air is devoid of amusement; stores are lock up tight for winter, rides covered and still. The frigid wind whipping of the Atlantic stings his face and the warm rays of sunlight are as distant as his memories. “It’s going to be a very different place in the summertime…”
Bending Steel is a deeply moving and inspiring documentary from filmmaker Dave Carroll, exploring the life of 43 year-old Chris Schoeck, a Queens, New York native trading to become a professional Oldetime Strongman. The story follows Chris’ journey from his early days training in his basement storage unit to his very first performance on the big stage at New York’s historic Coney Island.
Bending Steel is an award winning feature length documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently available on Amazon and iTunes.