Known as "The Mighty Atom,” Joseph Greenstein was, indeed, the greatest and perhaps most unlikely strongman who ever lived. He overcame impossible odds to simply survive to adulthood, then learned to harness the powers of the body—and more importantly, the mind—to achieve the impossible. A role model to Jewish athletes at a time when there were none, a hero to strength and fitness legends of today, an innovator and a daredevil, he's proof that if you believe it, if you can see it in your mind - you can make reality bend to your will.
I'm the director, Steve Greenstein. Joseph was my grandfather. I’ve worked in television and film for over 20 years telling other people’s stories. It’s time for me to tell mine. I want the world to get to know my grandfather and learn what the mind and body are capable of. Any size, any shape. People often recognize him in pictures but don't know his story. How was he able to do such amazing things?
I want to tell the amazing, true story of The Mighty Atom.
Risks and challenges
I'm so close to reaching my goal and just need a final push to get there. Every dollar will go up on the screen. I've set a goal of 10k but would put any additional funds to good use! I've shot over half the film but have about 7 more production days to shoot - all over the continent.
We've interviewed historical experts, biomechanics experts, protegees, peers and even modern day performers but we still need need to shoot more interviews with people who have been impacted by his work. I’ll have to hire production crews, rent equipment and pay for airfare and hotels.
We’ll also need to complete our audio mix, color grading and graphics… the list goes on.
So help us tell an incredible story about an incredible man. I know it will inspire other to do great things.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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