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Ever see a picture of a guy pulling a train with his teeth? Or a plane with his hair? Meet Joe Greenstein. He did the impossible.
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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.

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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.

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    $25 A Mighty Thank You to You! Along with exclusive email updates for the progress of the film, and a digital copy upon release, for donating you will also get a Social Media Shout Out. You support us, and we love that! We love it so much that we will give you an official shout out on twitter from the official MightyAtom account. You are way cool because you are funding a documentary, and your social media fan-base should totally know. Let's make it Facebook official!

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    $50 Exclusive email updates, a digital BTS photo album, a shout out on social media, a digital copy upon release annnnddd...an Atom-ize Yo-self Photo. What's that you ask? Are you a time traveller? Nope! We just got photoshop skillz. Send us a photo of you and we will preserve your image in a digital format in a scene with the Mighty Atom! I'm sensing a strong new profile picture in your near future...

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    $75 Exclusive email updates, a digital BTS photo album, a shout out on social media, a digital copy upon release, an Atomized photo, and a T-shirt. Wear it with pride. Our secret? It instantly legitimizes you at the gym. Move over Arnold.

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    $100 Exclusive email updates, a digital BTS photo album, a shout out on social media, a digital copy upon release, an Atomized photo, a T-shirt, a mug, and with a donation like that we know you are serious about knowing all you can. That's why we will give you extra footage From the Cutting Room Floor. This exclusive footage has scenes that we weren't able to include in the film, including additional interviews.

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    $500 Exclusive email updates, a digital BTS photo album, a shout out on social media, a digital copy upon release, an Atomized photo, a T-shirt, a mug, and with a donation like that we know you are serious about knowing all you can. That's why we will give you extra footage from the cutting room floor and an AP credit in the film. That's right, your name on the silver screen.

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    $1,000 Basically, we'll give you whatever you ask for. Exclusive email updates, a digital BTS photo album, a shout out on social media, a digital copy upon release, an Atomized photo, a T-shirt, a mug, extra footage from the cutting room floor, an AP credit, and a 1:1 meeting with the director.

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