“Generation Iron” Hit Single “Never Gonna Stop”



There is an exciting new music video with indie rock group Mind The Gap. They have done the  inspirational single “Never Gonna Stop.  The song was made specifically for the hit docudrama “Generation Iron,” narrated by screen icon Mickey Rourke  and instantly gained fans as the movies emblamatic theme song. Independent filmmaker and The Vladar  Company studio head, Vlad Yudin directed this new video as well as  “Generation Iron,” which topped a million theatrically and is now available for audiences everywhere at http://www.generationironofficial.com/  Working closely with Mind The Gap and rap sensation Quan, Vlad Yudin shot the video at Metro Flex Gym in Long Beach, California, a home to so many members of our society’s ‘Generation Iron.’  

The docudrama “Generation Iron” did a wildly successful theatrical run in 2013 and recently released an incredibly successful Directors cut DVD on April 4th, 2014. “Generation Iron” follows the world’s leading bodybuilders Phil Heath, Kai  Greene,  Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf, as they train and compete to win the Mr. Olympia title. The film is narrated by Mickey Rourke, and also features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Jai White, Busta Rhymes and was directed by Vlad Yudin, and produced by his Vladar Company and Edwin Mejia,  Jerome Gary, Damon Bingham and America Media, Inc. CEO David J. Pecker. Gary produced 1977’s Pumping Iron, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had won several Mr. Olympias, and Lou Ferrignohttp://www.generationironofficial.com/

FILM SYNOPSIS: “Generation Iron” examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in  the sport as they train to compete in the world’s  most premiere bodybuilding stage – Mr. Olympia. Each athlete, has a story to tell of their life,journey,  aspiration and motivation. They have been through ups and downs, overcoming the toughest judges in  the world as they’ve entered the stages around the  world and flexed their muscles for eager fans. To their fans, they are more than superstars – they are Olympian Gods.

Now on iTunes and On Demand. Director’s cut Blu-ray/DVD is now available for purchase, the theatrical cut DVD In stores May 13. Visit facebook.com/GenerationIron


A Little About Director Vlad Yudin:
In 2008, Yudin became partners with Edwin Mejia to form The Vladar Company and produce various feature and documentary projects, including “Big Pun: The Legacy” and “Last Day of Summer.” Yudin worked with Big Pun’s widow Liza Rios and the Big Pun Estate to release “Big Pun: The Legacy” in 2009 through Vivendi Universal. The release, details the short-lived career and life of Christopher Rios AKA Big Pun, a Latin-American music artist who rose to fame from a life of adversity.

Director  Vlad Yudin

Director Vlad Yudin

While working on Film/Music projects, Yudin worked with numerous high profile artists and actors, such as Snoop Dogg, Rosie Perez, Ne-Yo, Method Man, Scott Storch and many more. Vlad later helped form a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment that produced the soundtrack album to “Big Pun: The Legacy” titled “The Legacy: The Best of Big Pun” for The Vladar Company and was released by Sony Music Entertainment in 2009. Vlad Yudin later wrote, produced and directed his debut feature film titled “Last Day Of Summer” starring Nikki Reed from the popular Hollywood franchise, Twilight, DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow, Road Trip) and William Sadler (Die Hard 2, The Shawshank Redemption) for The Vladar Company. The film had its theatrical release on September 17th, 2010 with Entertainment One.

He recently directed the Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller “Catskill Park” which is currently in post for The Vladar Company and most recently directed award winning film, “Generation Iron,” the bodybuilding docu-drama produced by Jerome Gary (Pumping Iron). With a full production slate for 2014, Yudin is also expected to direct HEAD SMASH, the Sci-Fi, Action/Thriller based on a Graphic Novel by Arcana Studio and produce the adaptation to C.C Humphrey’s historical fiction novel, THE FRENCH EXECUTIONER with Mark Huffam (Producer of ‘Game of Thrones’) in 2014. Vlad continues to work with various studio labels like Sony Music and EMI Music to create more Film/Music oriented projects, set to be released in a variety of distribution platforms. In 2010, he was responsible for structuring an exclusive partnership with Sony Music and EMI Music, which will help promote the labels music catalogue through Film and Video. It comes as no surprise that Vlad Yudin is one of the few prominent Russian directors and producers in the US market.