Ron Schildknecht is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter working in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky. Working in both dramatic and documentary form, his body of his work often explores local history and culture. His film have received awards at numerous film festivals across the country and on public television. His first film, THE LEGEND OF THE POPE LICK MONSTER, is a cult classic.
Ron recently presented his multi-channel film exhibition, FRAGMENTS OF A GERMAN AMERICAN MIND: THE FILMS OF KONRAD MUELLER, at the 849 Gallery at Kentucky College of Art & Design at Spalding University in 2017, and screened his short film, CHILDREN WITHOUT A VOICE, during a live performance of the Louisville Orchestra in 2019.. 
He is a two-time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Media Arts from the Kentucky Arts Council and received his MFA in Writing from Spalding University in 2012. 
He also produced feature presentations for the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Memorial Planetarium and education videos for the University of Louisville.

Ron Schildknecht with Gus Ballard

Photo by Sharon Colton

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