Four transgender men compete at the only all-trans bodybuilding competition in the world
Atlanta Film Festival - Winner Best Documentary Jury Award
Melbourne Queer Film Festival - Winner Best Documentary Jury Award
Outfest Los Angeles - Winner Best Documentary Audience Award
NewFest NYC - Winner Best Documentary Audience Award
New Orleans Film Festival - Special Jury Mention Reviews and More
Director T Cooper talk to CNN about the making of his doc here. “I urge everyone to watch the film, whoever you are. If only to watch someone becoming the best version of themselves – something we all crave.” – Dazed Beauty “Man Made upends the traditional documentary gaze… [and] resists the urge to turn the bodybuilders’ stories into narratives of simple, complete self-actualization; instead, it offers a testament to individual moments of joy—transformative in themselves.” – The New Yorker “The film’s kaleidoscope of experience is, at its core, a project of empathy and compassion.” – The Guardian “Focusing on competitors at different stages, facing a variety of issues, offers a complex, nuanced view, in a way that does a lot of heavy lifting for a small film.” – CNN “Intimate... touching... an affecting portrait of four transgender men... [with] a traditional sports movie climax.” – The Hollywood Reporter “Man Made is the rare crowdpleaser with genuine cultural value, and the largest muscle on display is the film's enormous heart... An intimate, devastating, and ultimately triumphant little movie. An assured crowd-pleaser, made with great love and insight.” – Out Magazine Read an interview with the film's director, T Cooper on Film Enquiry here. Listen to T Cooper on PRX talking identity, othering, and breaking the fourth wall here. Find the full list of press coverage and interviews on the Man Made website here.