KELLY RUNDLE - Producer, Writer, Director
The producer-director-writer of Country School: One Room - One Nation is award winning documentary filmmaker Kelly Rundle. He has been producing, directing and editing documentaries and other media projects for 20 years. Kelly was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the Quad-Cities. He graduated with honors from Park University in Kansas City. His senior project in college was a full-length narrative feature based on a novel. Along with his wife Tammy, he is the recipient of numerous humanities and other grant awards for media projects.
Kelly is the producer-director-writer-editor of the award winning and critically acclaimed documentary feature film Villisca: Living with a Mystery. Villisca spent 15 months in theaters in 60 cities and won Best Documentary at the 2006 CRI Film Festival. Villisca was also an official selection at numerous film festival and received an Honorable Mention in New York City's Rural Route Film Festival. Villisca also competed in the 2005 Academy Award® competition in the Documentary Feature Film category.
Kelly is also the producer-writer-director-editor of the award winning and critically acclaimed Lost Nation: The Ioway (details below). Kelly previously worked in the international theatrical division of Sony Pictures Entertainment and in advertising for Deutsch LA. The Rundle's Fourth Wall Films was based in Los Angeles for 18 years.
In addition to Country School: One Room - One Nation the Rundles are coproducing Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg with filmmaker Garry McGee for release in 2009. They are also developing several other historical documentary projects including Douglass: The Storm, The Whirlwind, The Earthquake, and Lutefisk: The Movie, a light-hearted look at Midwestern Scandianvian culture.
The Rundles also produce a series of classic car video products for release on DVD home video.
TAMMY RUNDLE - Producer, Writer
The producer-writer of Country School: One Room - One Nation is award winning documentary filmmaker Tammy Rundle. She has been producing and writing documentaries and other media projects for over 15 years. Tammy is an Iowa native and graduated with honors from Park University in Kansas City. Along with her husband Kelly, she is the recipient of numerous humanities awards and other grants for media projects.
She is the producer-writer of Villisca: Living with a Mystery (details above) and Lost Nation: The Ioway. Ioway has been shown over 70 times in 40 cities in 8 states since its premiere in October 2007. The Des Moines twin premiere events drew nearly 200 Ioway people from both tribes making it the largest gathering of Ioway people in the state since their removal in 1837. It was also the largest gathering of members of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska since they split in 1887.
Lost Nation: The Ioway won Best Documentary at the 2008 CRI Film Festival and the 2008 Iowa Independent Film Festival. It also placed second in the Beloit International Film Festival among 40 documentaries. Ioway also won a Bronze Telly Award® for "Outstanding Achievement in a Television Documentary" and Best Multi-Cultural Documentary in the 2008 International Cherokee Film Festival.
Lost Nation: The Iowa was an official selection in numerous film festivals and both the theatrical and the DVD versions of the film received outstanding reviews.
In addition to her work on Country School: One Room - One Nation and Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, Tammy is also developing a 1949 sit-down strike civil rights documentary and Douglass: The Storm,The Whirlwind, The Earthquake.