Come meet filmmaker Stephen Most on Sunday at the Siskiyou FilmFest during the Oregon Premiere of his film Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future ! This impactful Film by Stephen Most and Kevin White will take you on a journey that is not only wild but so relevant to our home here in Southern Oregon.
Meet the Filmmaker
Come say Hi! to filmmaker Stephen Most on Sunday at the Oregon Premiere of Wilder than Wild
Stephen Most is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of River of Renewal, Myth and History in the Klamath Basin (University of Washington Press, 2006), and of Stories Make the World, Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary (Berghahn Books, 2017). He is the writer/producer of the documentary River of Renewal, which won the “best documentary feature” award at the American Indian Film Festival, and of Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future, a documentary about wildfires and climate change, which won the San Francisco Green Film Fest’s 2018 Green Fire Award for Best SF Bay Area Environmental Feature. Wilder than Wild focuses on our local Klamath region as well as other fire-impacted areas on the west coast.
Most began his playwriting career with the award-winning POE, which the Organic Theatre produced twice in Chicago. He co-wrote LOON’S RAGE, which launched the DellArte Players Company. His other plays are MEDICINE SHOW, CROSSING BORDERS (for the San Francisco Mime Troupe), RAVEN’S SEED, WATERSHED, A FREE COUNTRY, and FORCES OF NATURE.
Documentary films Most has scripted include Oil On Ice, which is about the controversy over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; A Land Between Rivers, a history of central California; and Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. Wonders of Nature, which he wrote for the Great Wonders of the World series, won an Emmy for best special non-fiction program. The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story, won a best-documentary Emmy. Promises, on which he worked as Consulting Writer and Researcher, won Emmys for best documentary and outstanding background analysis and research and was nominated for an Academy Award. Berkeley in the Sixties, which he co-wrote, also received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. Nature’s Orchestra, which he wrote and produced, was broadcast in the PBS seriesNatural Heroes.
In addition to A Land Between Rivers and Berkeley in the Sixties, the historical documentaries Most has written include four scripts for the 26-part series Bridging World History; Bound by the Wind, a film about the history of nuclear testing; and The Greatest Good, a history of the US Forest Service. Most created “Theater of History” for the permanent exhibit of the Washington State History Museum: more than ninety audio voices spoken by characters from various aspects of the State’s history are represented by American Indian masks, monochromatic mannequins, and photographs on stage sets and in dioramas. His play A FREE COUNTRY, which was produced by the Seattle Group Theatre in 1997, is based on the characters in the Hooverville shack diorama. His book In the Presence of the Past describes the approach to representing history taken by the Washington State Historical Society in creating their permanent exhibit.
Come see Stephen’s thought-provoking film Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future for yourself this coming Sunday, February 10 at the 17th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest in Grants Pass, Oregon. Stephen along with special guests from the film Elizabeth Azzuz and Margo Robbins will be in attendance for the Oregon premiere and to take questions from the audience and discuss his film, which focuses on our region, the Klamath Basin.
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Thank you Stephen for your commitment to the environment through your art!