This short film follows a group of teenage boys eager to emulate the muscle-filled bodies of their media heroes. Revealing the lengths these boys are willing to go to achieve their goal, this film explores the use of supplements and the temptations of steroids. The boys relate their experiences, desires and motivations to the audience, who are left to draw their own conclusions.

The film is designed to provoke discussion among teenagers about body image and where lines should be drawn between healthy and dangerous behaviour.

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Douglas C. Taplin
Richard Gaudio
Jennifer Torrance
Richard Gaudio
director of photography
Lisa Fryklund
Bridget Durnford
location sound
Igal Petel
original music
Matt Daunsey
Allison Granger
Bruce Hildesheim
Nick Wozniewski
Randy Gregg
Marni Wesner
executive producer
Graydon McCrea


  • thaya101

    “This is a well-said message to all teenage boys that you should not stress yourself out, and spend an extreme amount of time of working out. You should feel good about yourselves, and that no one should always worry about their appearance and body image. You don't need to be "shredded", and at least look muscular the way you want to be. Not like the ones in magazines. You are always perfect the way you are, and you should be happy about that. Always smile, and be perfect!!!!!! :) :P :{) ” — thaya101, 1 Apr 2013

  • thaya101

    “it's a well-said message to teenage boys out there about appearances and body image. You must not worry about becoming "shredded", but at least the best you can look. Always feel good about yourselves, and don't listen to negative comments from others around you. Always smile and feel good. :)” — thaya101, 1 Apr 2013

  • Stagg

    “ Looks like a great film for boys and body image.” — Stagg, 24 Oct 2012

  • goldenman

    “Reeve. I think that alot of these guys drive to workout is over done and I think its because there past and how people treated them. I personally workout too and I do it for the same reason but Its not over done to the point where when I stop working out for a bit and loose mass I dont feel like someone else or I lost something. I dont let it choose who I am and by that I mean I am myself without being my biggest and going to the gym 4-5 times a week , obviosuly I would feel better and look better if I was at my prime but to me that doesnt matter more then just being myself. These guys just need to find other intrests rather then working out all the time because like they said its an addiction and sometime too much can be bad. I get the ideas that all these guys think about and focus on is working out but really they should other goals and other hobbies instead of putting all their eggs in one basket” — goldenman, 8 Feb 2012

  • Kang

    “well informed” — Kang, 8 Feb 2012

  • tsea512

    “do nor do steroids bad choice” — tsea512, 16 Jan 2012

  • kimcinvan

    “ that was very good. i have learned women & men share the same insecurities & if we can try to be the best we can be, that is enough. ” — kimcinvan, 7 Dec 2010

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