"The Commissioner of Power"
Directed by Todd Sansom, the documentary The Commissioner of Powerchronicles the life and career of Austin-born powerlifter, physical culture innovator, coach, author, and academic Terry Todd. Along with his wife Jan Todd, also a powerlifter, Todd founded the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas. Todd, who died in 2018, earned his nickname the Commissioner of Power for his contributions to physical culture. The Commissioner of Power, whichpremiered locally during this year’s Austin Film Festival, is now available to stream at https://www.roguefitness.comand YouTube. Todd Sansom previously directed the documentaries Fullsterkur and Stoneland. He continues to work on Rogue Fitness’ Rogue Legends Series, with past episodes devoted to Eugen Sandow, Louis “Apollon” Uni, Hackenschmidt, Sandwina, and Saxon.
Aired: Dec. 30, 2021.