The award-winning documentary Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, produced by the Emmy® nominated filmmakers Garry McGee (McMarr, LTD), Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle (Fourth Wall Films), won the top Award of Excellence from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards in Los Angeles. On April 2, the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival awarded the film a Gold Eddy in the Pro-Am Documentary category.
“We are very grateful that Movie Star has received the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award and the top Gold award at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival,” said producer Garry McGee of Elma, Iowa. "It took many years of determination, heart-ache, and struggle to finally tell Jean's story--a story told from the heart by her family, film colleagues, and those who loved her."
Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is the first documentary film to focus on the private side of the famous actress and examines Seberg’s very public American and international film career, civil rights era activism, and her mysterious, untimely death in Paris.
The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards is a monthly film festival competition with quarterly award ceremonies. Movie Star, the feature documentary winner for the March edition, will screen in June during the Spring red carpet award ceremony held at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles. Raleigh is the longest continuously operating studio in the country and was home to some of the film industry's most influential leaders, including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Walt Disney, Bette Davis and Jim Henson and the Henson Companies.
"Movie Star" producers Tammy Rundle, Kelly Rundle and Garry McGee (holding the CRIFF Gold Award).
“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. The Rundles' Villisca: Living with a Mystery won the Gold Eddy at the 2006 festival.
Garry McGee is the author of "Jean Seberg: Breathless" and co-author of "Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg" and "The Films of Jean Seberg". He received a regional Emmy nomination for writing the documentary The Last Wright. All of his books are available at Amazon.com.
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 River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6, Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery. For more information, visit FourthWallFilms.com.