Father Ronald Schmidt, S.J. was interviewed by Salt and Light Television about the documentary film "The Layrinth" during his visit to Regis College. For a reflection by Salt and Light reporter Cheridan Sanders and a link to the interview, please click here.
About Ron Schmidt, S.J.
Fr. Ron Schmidt is a Jesuit priest and award-winning international documentary filmmaker whose films include: The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kolodziej, an internationally award winning documentary, that has been in 21 film festivals, won 10 awards and is scheduled to start airing on PBS stations in April, 2013; Franz Jägerstätter: A Man of Conscience, a short documentary that won the Redemptive Storytelling Award; In Spite of Darkness, a film on the annual non-denominational Auschwitz Retreat; as well as numerous other documentaries. Two of his films were awarded Silver Telly’s for best in their categories and all three films have secured international distribution.
Schmidt was producer of the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals annual Gabriel Awards in Los Angeles and he has co-produced the Film Showcase at the L.A. Religious Education Congress. After receiving the Silver Telly Awards, he was selected to be a judge for the Telly Awards. He is a script reader for the Humanitas Prize, as well as a chair of the Gabriel Awards Documentary Jury. He gives film seminars and film retreats. Schmidt, along with his director son, Jason, is partnered in December 2 Productions to develop and produce documentaries.
Ron comes from a long line of filmmakers - his father is the distinguished film editor Arthur P. Schmidt, best known for editing such classic films as Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, Sabrina and Sayonara. His brother is Arthur Schmidt, Academy Award winning Film Editor, for Forrest Gump and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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