Ron SchildknechtProducer, director, educator
Ron Schildknecht is an independent filmmaker and media arts instructor working in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
His previous filmmaking credits include Borderlines, The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster (dramatic shorts), My Porcelain Past (documentary), films that explore local history and culture, and have screened at numerous festivals across the country and have been broadcast on PBS and MTV. He has recently produced two feature shows for the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Memorial Planetarium and is near completion of his first feature-length film.
Ron was a media artist-in-residence for many years for schools and organizations such as the Louisville Visual Art Association, where he founded the LVAA Media Arts Center. He is a recipient of the 2003 and 1991 Kentucky Arts Council Artist Fellowship award and is a three-time juror of the Louisville Film and Video Festival. He teaches filmmaking at the Moving Image Academy at the Kentucky Theatre and is a guest artist at the Governor's School for the Arts.
He received his Master's Degree in Educational Media and Technology from East Texas State University and manages the Multimedia Services division of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville.