Artificial Athletes: The Dangers of Steroids

Artificial Athletes is Hourglass Productions' second film on the subject of performance-enhancing drugs. Their first documentary on the subject, "Anabolic Steroids: Quest for Superman," was called "the best drug-prevention film ever made" by the FBI. A copy was ordered for every FBI field office.

That program met with numerous accolades, winning a Silver Cindy and a New York Film and Video Festival award. It also received the highest rating from the Video Rating Guide for Libraries.

"Artificial Athletes" updates this controversial subject in a powerful and informitive manner. The program features a number of insightful interviews: Dr. Charles Yesalis, one of the world’s foremost authorities on sports enhancement drugs; Pat Connolly, who coached Olympic Gold Medallist sprinter Evelyn Ashford, NFL Pro Bowl offensive lineman Steve Courson; World-Class body builder Steve Mihalik; and NY Islanders’ team physician Dr. Anthony Maddallo. Perhaps the most compelling participant is Blaine Keys, the father of a teen who committed suicide under the influence of steroids. His emotional account is a powerful and clear warning about steroids abuse.

Producers: Susan Luftman, Eric Marciano
Director, Camera: Eric Marciano
Editor: Antek Walczak
After Effects: Ben Williams
Music: product msd