Experiencing Interruptions?

Diary of a Bodybuilder

The candid and introspective life story of Championship Bodybuilder Joseph Anthony Quinn, who shares the highs and lows of his cautionary and inspirational journey away from steroid use to clean training.

  • Jerry Vasilatos
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Joseph Quinn
  • Joseph Quinn
    Key Cast
  • John O'Shaughnessy
  • Jerry Vasilatos
  • Jerry Vasilatos
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Health, Fitness, Educational, Biography
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Jerry Vasilatos

Jerry is a native Chicagoan who graduated with his film degree from Columbia College in Chicago. His first film "Solstice" was awarded the Silver Award by the Charleston International Film Festival, the Bronze Award by the Houston International Film Festival, and was broadcast by Lifetime Television in 1994 and 1995. The film was restored in 2K and rescored by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra in 2018 and has won several other awards including "Best Drama" and "Best Score" during it's 25th Anniversary re-release year. The restored edition of "Solstice" is available on Blu-Ray and Amazon Prime.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1996, Jerry spent 10 years working in film and television, out of his boutique editing studio Nitestar Productions. While in Los Angeles, Jerry’s work included editing DVD featurettes produced by Trailer Park, 10 segments of the series "Breaking In" produced for the Reelz Channel and co-producing / editorial duties on twenty three episodes of the weekly syndicated series "Made in Hollywood". Jerry also edited "Now You Know", the romantic comedy written and directed by "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson presented by Kevin Smith and also worked with the late great television luminary Richard Hatch, of "Battlestar Galactica" fame. Returning to Chicago in 2007, Jerry now works on projects between his hometown and Los Angeles.

Named by New City as one of the top 50 people in Chicago’s booming film industry, Jerry's credits include a wide variety of projects including commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films, and 4 episodes of the History Channel series "Gangland". He is presently producing, editing and directing media for clients in Chicago while also developing several projects for his company Nitestar Productions. The award winning screenplay "Shelter Me", co-written with Sara Caldwell, is the first of those projects.

Jerry has recently also completed work directing and editing the documentary "Diary of a Bodybuilder" the life story of championship competitor Joseph Quinn.

Jerry Vasilatos on IMDB:


Add Director Biography