The Filmmakers

Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman met on their first day of college at Boston University, beginning a decades-long friendship. Their other collaborations include Pack Up Your Sorrows: A Story of Illness, Hope and Transformation on the topic of living with Bipolar Disorder, the biographical documentary Tom Rush: No Regrets (2013) and 2012’s For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival (now available on DVD, CD & Streaming). Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years of Music, a DVD and CD of Tom Rush’s 2012 Symphony Hall concert, and several music videos.

Todd Kwait is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. This is his sixth motion picture. Todd wrote, produced and directed Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost which traced the history of Jug Band Music and won the award for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones Film Festival and the New York Film and Video Festival. Vagabondo, his second project, looks at the life of singer-songwriter Vince Martin. Mr. Kwait’s recording company Kingswood Records releases companion soundtracks and and several albums in the folk-inspired genre, most recently “I Just Want to Be Horizontal” (Samoa Wilson with the Jim Kweskin Band, “Jim Kweskin In the 21st Century,” “Bright Lights and the Fame” by Michaela Anne, and Kiss Me Deadly’s “What You Do In the Dark.”

Rob Stegman has been producing and directing motion pictures for nearly 40 years, including corporate video, advertising, educational media and broadcast and cable television. His national network documentary productions include the biography Tim Allen: Just for Laughs and the History Channel’s Old Ironsides Returns to Sea. Mr. Stegman is the recipient of Communicator and Aurora awards for his political spot Make Way for Menino, and Golden CableAce Award for the media literacy series KnowTV and two Emmy Awards for his work at ABC-affiliate WCVB in Boston. He is President of BlueStar Media and is currently an Adjunct Professor in Emerson College’s Visual and Media Arts Department and Boston University’s College of Communications.

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