|The Film||The History|
Dave Carroll has spent the majority of his life, either in front of or behind motion picture cameras. At a young age he earned his Screen Actors Guild card and was featured in commercial ads and movies. After taking a rebellious absence from the business, he returned to direct and shoot short films at the School of Visual Arts where he majored in cinematography.
Dave has been working professionally ever since as a writer, director and cinematographer. He is the founder of Suspect Films, a production company based in New York City. BENDING STEEL is Dave’s first departure from fiction and his feature length directorial debut.
Ryan Scafuro is an award winning producer and cinematographer. Before moving from Boston to New York in 2006, he was director of photography for a group of social issue documentaries which won numerous Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. Among them are "Just Married" (2004) which explores the epic battle over gay marriage in Massachusetts, and "Hidden Wounds" (2005) a film about soldiers returning from the war in Iraq with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Since then he has traveled around the world as a photojournalist, cinematographer and filmmaker. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and works as a director of photography for a variety of clients. BENDING STEEL is his first feature length film.
John Hoyt is a freelance editor and sound designer with previous stops at editorial shops Lost Planet and Three Fingered Louie. His work has appeared on the telecasts of the Super Bowl, World Series, and Olympic Games. His previous feature-length documentary, "Oh My God" (2009), was shot in 23 countries and explored the relationship between man and what man thinks god is, irrespective of religious or geographical boundaries. He currently lives in Los Angeles.