Stephen Most is a writer and filmmaker. He is the writer/producer of River of Renewal, which tells the story of the crisis over water, wildlife, and energy in the Klamath Basin. Films he has written include Oil On Ice, which portrays the controversy over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; The Greatest Good, a two-hour history of the U. S. Forest Service; 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 Stephen Most wrote for the Great Wonders of the World series, won an Emmy® for best special non-fiction program. Promises, on which he worked as Consulting Writer and Researcher, won Emmys® for best documentary and outstanding background analysis and research. The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story, which he scripted, won a best-documentary Emmy® Berkeley in the Sixties, which Most co-wrote, received an Academy Award nomination. He was Consulting Writer for Mothers of the Plaza and Freedom on my Mind as well as Promises, all of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
As a playwright, Most is the author of Medicine Show, Raven’s Seed, Watershed, A Free Country and Forces of Nature. Most wrote the “Theater of History” for the permanent exhibit of the Washington State History Museum in the mid-’90s: ninety audio voices spoken by characters from various aspects of the State’s history. He also wrote all the texts and videos, that appear in that exhibit as well as a book about it, In the Presence of the Past. His book River of Renewal, Myth and History in the Klamath Basin, was published by the University of Washington Press in 2006.