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GALO interview with Bending Steel filmmakers

Published on April 29, 2013 by GALO

Tribeca Talks: ‘Bending Steel’ Trio on Flexing Their Creative Muscles and Finding Themselves through Their Unique Film

Mention the strongman profession in everyday conversation and you are bound to be on the receiving end of a few perplexed looks and shoulder shrugs. And such responses wouldn’t be totally unjust. In fact, the proverbial strongman is now considered a lost art, a form of entertainment that was popular over a century ago in the early days of the Coney Island amusement park scene. But for Chris Schoeck, putting brute strength into action for purpose of crowd-pleasing has always been a dream. He even has a rather unique talent to back up his aspirations: he can bend steel of all kinds with his bare hands. The only thing is, Schoeck is a particularly anti-social person who spends more time with his mangled metal than real-life people[…]


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