This project is envisioned as two films:
(1) A documentary feature entitled, “The Man Who Wouldn’t be King: John Stewart’s American Spirit” and
(2) A concert film entitled, “Daydream Believer’s 50th Anniversary: John Stewart’s American Spirit Celebration”.
“The Man Who Wouldn’t be King” will tell the story of John’s struggle for commercial success after his renowned association with the Kingston Trio and, once achieved, his examination of its value and conclusion that drove his career thereafter. Since John’s great catalogue of songs and recordings are in danger of disappearing with the baby boomer generation, this film project is important in bringing them and his story to a wide audience not familiar with his career, introducing him to a new generation as a consummate songwriter, singer and musician long overdue for recognition.