Private Project

The Strongest Man in Kansas

Stuart Keltner embarks on a quest to become "the strongest man in Kansas," then reflects on that arduous journey. He and his workout buddies help tell the tale.

  • Kevin Rabas
    Strawberry Hill Fight Club, The Beauty & the Grit; Flyboy Harry Luder
  • Stuart Keltner
    Key Cast
  • Jeffrey Willms
    Key Cast
  • Rusty McAulay
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Poe
    Almost Sorta Maybe, Vegan Apocalypse
  • Lolo Loren
    Almost Sorta Maybe, Vegan Apocalypse
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Kevin Rabas

Kevin Rabas leads the poetry and scriptwriting tracks at Emporia State. His films have shown across Kansas and Missouri, and beyond, including “Strawberry Hill Fight Club,” a selection for the IFC KC film festival, the Kansas International Film Festival, and No Coast Film Festival. He has sixteen books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Nelson Book Award Winner and Kansas Notable Book. Rabas served as the Poet Laureate of Kansas, 2017-2019.

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Director Statement

A local Emporia filmmaker, Kevin Rabas works to capture Kansas stories both in short documentary and dramatic films. In this case, Rabas focuses on a regional story that also has potential wider universal impact.