Ron Lamothe is an independent documentary filmmaker and historian. Lamothe’s The Call of the Wild, a reflexive experiment in cinéma vérité revisiting the travels and legacy of Chris McCandless, has screened worldwide at film festivals and is still in broadcast on PBS. Prior to this, he produced The Political Dr. Seuss, which aired as part of PBS’s Independent Lens series, and continues to be used in high school and college curricula throughout the country.
Currently, he is in production on Missing Kenley, a documentary on the still unsolved mystery of the disappearance of college student Kenley Matheson in 1992.
In addition to his filmmaking, Lamothe is an assistant professor at Lesley University, teaching courses in world and African history as well as documentary production.
Ron lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife Karen and two daughters, Madeleine and Parker.