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20 November 2020

Breakfast of champions.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “The World's Strongest Brothers” - 8 mins 08s

According to Invergordon resident Luke Stoltman, he and his brother Tom are "just a couple of dafties from the Highlands". They are also two of the world’s strongest men, so the pair can afford a little self-deprecation.

Such affable moments are peppered throughout this documentary from director Pete Banks, who joins the bodybuilders as they eat, train, and recover in their hometown. Amid concrete Atlas Stones and meals that put Little Chef's Olympic breakfast to shame, there's more to the Stoltmans than meets the eye.

Younger sibling Tom, for example, is autistic, and his insights into both physical and mental strength offer a refreshing take on this misunderstood sport. Complemented by Banks's grainy visuals, the film easily justifies its eleven-minute runtime.

Film Production: Kode Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Pete Banks Ⓦ
Producer: Hannah Wainwright
Executive Producer: Matt Fleming
Cinematographer: Jaime Ackroyd Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Akhil Kanukuntla
Colourist: Tim Smith Ⓟ Ⓦ @ Cheat Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: James O'Connell
Location: Invergordon, Easter Ross, Scotland

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