DAYTONA BEACH — Anders Lundin slides on a pair of pristine white gloves with grips lining the fingers. He's filled with nervous anticipation as the curator of the Museum of Arts and Sciences gently removes the original glass Coca-Cola bottle from its pedestal and places it in his gloved hands.

"It's surreal to hold it," said Lundin, a Swedish documentary filmmaker. "It's strange to see how the time around you has changed but the Coca-Cola bottle has stayed the same."

Lundin visited the MOAS on Friday to shoot scenes in the Root Family Museum for his upcoming documentary, "The Alexander Samuelson Trail." The documentary will tell the story of Alexander Samuelson, creator of the iconic Coca-Cola bottle.

"I come from the place in Sweden where he was learning his craft of glass blowing," Lundin said. "I thought it was a strong story as it is one of the world's biggest trademarks."

The idea for the documentary came to Lundin after he completed a project on the glass factory in Surte, Sweden, in 2013.

"I ran into this story about Alexander and heard people say that they think the bottle was made there," Lundin said. "I started to wonder about how he did it and who he was."

Lundin started to research Samuelson in 2014 and spent the next three years compiling information while he managed his print shop in Sweden. He sold his company in the summer of 2017 to devote his time to filming the documentary starting in Olseröd, Sweden, where Samuelson was born.

"From there we followed the same life path that he did," Lundin said. That included five cities in Sweden, including Surte. "Then we flew to the U.K. and followed the trail he did when coming to America in the 1800s."

Daytona Beach is the fifth stop on Lundin's trail since he has reached the United States. He will make three more stops when he finishes filming in Daytona Beach, including the Coca-Cola factory in Atlanta.

"People think that I am crazy for doing this, but you only live once," Lundin said. "It's fantastic that I have been able to get all these people to tell the story."

One of those people is Preston Root, the great grandson of Chapman Root, who established Root Glass Company, the producer of the original Coca-Cola bottle.

"I just think this documentary is really a tribute to the ingenuity of the people," Root said. "It's about more than Root Glass Company, it was about the people that made it all happen."

For Lundin, it's about telling the legacy of the bottle's creators, as well as educating others on the positive outcomes persistence can produce.

"The message I want to tell is how your effort can move mountains," Lundin said. "You have to go for your goals."

"The Alexander Samuelson Trail" will premiere this fall. A date is still to be determined. To follow the progress of the documentary, visit lightray.se/en/startpage/.