CRIFF director Scott Chrisman (center) poses with award-winning filmmakers Garry McGee (Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg) and Tammy & Kelly Rundle (River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6; Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg).
Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films received two awards at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival for their new crowd-pleasing documentary River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6.
The film was awarded the Gold Eddy in the Pro Documentary category and also received the Iowa Connection Award from Produce Iowa.
“I think because we won our first award for our first film at the 2006 CRIFF, this festival will always be special to us,” said producer Kelly Rundle. Villisca: Living with a Mystery won the Gold Eddy at the 2006 festival.
River to River director Kelly Rundle and Iowa Route 6's Executive Director Dave Darby during filming at the River to River Cruise in Brooklyn, Iowa.
River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 guides viewers on a nostalgic classic car journey through yesterday’s soda shops, filling stations, general stores, drive-ins, historic sites and roadside attractions that line Iowa’s U.S. Highway 6. The documentary was inspired by Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association's Executive Director Dave Darby's research, photography and passion for preserving the historic highway.
The Rundles' Fourth Wall Films is an independent film and video production company. They produced the regional Emmy® nominated documentaries Letters Home to Hero Street (with WQPT-PBS) and Country School: One Room – One Nation; and the award-winning films Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (with co-producer Garry McGee), Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery. For more information, visit FourthWallFilms.com.