Amateur Bodybuilder Struggles With His Sexuality, Exploitation, And Substance Abuse In Feature Film ‘TEST’

New York filmmaker and actor Brock Yurich is hoping to bring his latest project to the big screen with a little help from the crowdfunding community.

Brock, who has had roles in “Law and Order,” “The Outcasts,” “Goat,” and most recently spent the summer on Adam Sandler’s new comedy “The Week Of,” sat down with The Gaily Grind to talk about his latest project, TEST.

The Gaily Grind: First off, tell us a little about yourself.

Brock Yurich: I was born and raised with a Bodybuilder father in Ohio, and went to high school and College in florida, where I worked at a gym and studied as an actor.

TGG: Tell us about your latest project, TEST?

Brock: TEST is a feature film I have written about an amateur bodybuilder named Eddie, who lives in the Appalachians with his religious mother. Eddie’s struggle with his sexuality is taken to the extreme when his coach puts him on a heavy regimen of steroids and leads Eddie onto a path of exploitation to pay for his competition costs.

TEST explores the themes of sexual identity, body dysmorphia, substance abuse, and social issues in regards to LGBT youth.

TGG: Tell us about the crowdfunding competition you have entered?

Brock: Right now we are in the middle of a Crowdfunding Competition sponsored by the Duplass Brothers. The Duplass Brothers will choose the top 10 campaigns on as finalists. Out of those ten, they will choose 5 films to become executive producers on.

With help from the Duplass Brothers, we would be given additional funding to shoot our film and have the chance to get our film into prestigious film festivals and ultimately into theaters around the country.

TGG: How can fans of the project help?

Brock: It’s very easy. Click the Seed & Spark link and click FOLLOW. The website will ask you to either sign in with Facebook or you can make your own SeedandSpark account. Then you can answer questions about your background and interests or you can skip them altogether and Boom you’re following!

TGG: Why is following important?

Brock: We do not move on to the final round unless we stay in the top ten rank in terms of followers. So the more followers we have, the better chance we have of winning!

You can visit the film’s Seed & Spark website, here.