Bending Steel

Directed by Dave Carroll
Dave Carroll
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Screening Formats:
Theatrical booking
Jimmy Weaver
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Materials and print traffic
Jimmy Weaver
Press Inquiries
Michael Krause


Bending Steel examines the mental and physical battle of inspiring old-world strongman Chris Shoeck. Facing a lifetime of addiction and suffering, Shoeck channels this pain into the extraordinary feat of bending steel. In pursuit of a forgotten world, Schoeck lifts himself out of isolation and into the supportive community of performers who push the limits of strength. Exploring the interplay of mind and body, Shoeck's story provides an uplifting story for mental health, addiction and substance abuse organizations. The film is also recommended for University courses specializing in fitness and nutrition.