Ron Schildknecht is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and instructor working in his hometown of 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.
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. 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.
Ron has taught at the University of Louisville, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Louisville Visual Art Association, Governor’s School for the Arts, Speed Art Museum and the Moving Image Academy. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Spalding University, where he also teaches screenwriting for Spalding’s BFA in Creative Writing program and film production for the MFA in Writing program.
He also produced feature presentations for the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Memorial Planetarium and education videos for the University of Louisville.