Ronald S. Teachworth
is a notable artist, writer and film director from Rochester Hills, MI
Ron received his B.A. in Fine Art from Central Michigan University
(1968), and an M.A. from Wayne State University
, MI (1972). In the 1970's and 1980's, he worked as a high school art and filmmaking teacher, primarily in the Utica Community Schools
district of Southeast Michigan. Later, he served as an administrator in the same district. In recent years, he has returned to his teaching roots, serving numerous college and community programs.
Ron's work in painting, watercolor and collage have been featured in six solo exhibitions (five in Michigan, one in New York) and over 30 group exhibitions.
Ron's most notable film is the 1984 release Going Back
, for which he directed and wrote the screenplay. The film is a coming-of-age nostalgia piece that features many of Teachworth's own life experiences. It stars Bruce Campbell
(The Evil Dead
, Army of Darkness
, Bubba Ho-Tep
) and Christopher Howe
(Rookie of the Year
), and takes place in 1964 rural Michigan. Teachworth re-acquired the distribution rights to Going Back
after it spent nearly 20 years in limbo as part of the back-catalog of bankrupt distributor Vestron Video, allowing for its re-release on DVD in 2006.