L to R: Anne Etheridge, Cheryl Haworth, and Julie Wyman

Next week’s premiere of Strong! brings you a film about more than an elite athlete at the height of her competitive career. In this online exclusive video, filmmaker Julie Wyman, cinematographer Anne Etheridge, and protagonist Cheryl Haworth take us behind the scenes for a peek at the making of the film, and the motivations behind it. Wyman notes that our culture both gawks at and renders invisible those who are bigger than average, and says she wants to provide images that belie popular notions of what is athletic, feminine, beautiful, and “normal.”