Several months ago, Bill Llewellyn and Rick Collins told me about an independent filmmaker that was interested in hearing their perspective on the “steroid issue”; Chris Bell patiently spent several hours with each of them for on camera interviews. They had a good feeling about the film he was making finally hoping to see a truthful examination of anabolic steroids in society appear on the big screen.
I had the opportunity to meet Chris Bell, the director and screenwriter of “Bigger, Stronger, Faster,” at the 2007 Ironman Pro Expo in Pasadena thanks to an introduction from my good friend Rehan Jalali. After talking with Chris, I could understand why so many people were excited by this film. Clearly, Chris was striving for an open and honest examination of steroids free of the hysteria that is so commonplace nowadays. The irony is that it is most likely this same hysteria that makes financing of such independent documentaries possible.
I was happy to see that Bigger, Stronger, Faster was selected as one of one of 16 films (from 953 submissions) screening in the Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition on January 17-27, 2008, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.
Bigger, Faster, Stronger (Director: Christopher Bell; Screenwriters: Christopher Bell, Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawady) – A filmmaker explores America’s win-at-all-cost culture by examining his two brothers’ steroids use… and his own.
This should be good :-)