Todd Kwait is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. This is his fifth 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 “Jim Kweskin In the 21st Century,” “Ease My Mind” by Michaela Anne, and Kiss Me Deadly’s “What You Do In the Dark.”
Rob Stegman has been producing and directing motion pictures for over 30 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.
Todd and Rob’s other collaborations include last year’s documentary Tom Rush: No Regrets 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.
Meg Hutchinson is a nationally touring songwriter, poet and recording artist on Red House Records. She has released eight albums and won numerous songwriting awards in the US, Ireland and the UK, including recognition from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Song Contest and prestigious competitions at Merlefest, NewSong, Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain.
She has been described as delivering “Music as powerful as it is gentle.” Performer Magazine writes, “With a poet’s eye, Hutchinson captures so beautifully that human journey toward peace, toward forgiveness, toward acceptance.”
In recent years, as a result of the messages in her songwriting and her dedication to mental health literacy, Meg has increasingly been asked to be a keynote speaker at universities, conferences and teaching hospitals around the country. This year Meg joined the Active Minds Speakers Bureau – working to change the conversation about mental health at colleges nationwide.