KELLY RUNDLE - Producer, Writer, Director
The producer-director-writer of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is Emmy® nominated documentary filmmaker Kelly Rundle. He has been producing, directing and editing documentaries and other media projects for 25 years. Kelly was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in East Moline, Illinois, one of the Quad Cities. He graduated with honors from Park University in Kansas City. Later he worked in the International Theatrical Division of Sony Pictures Entertainment and in advertising for Deutsch LA. Kelly, along with wife Tammy, formed their independent production company Fourth Wall Films while living in Los Angeles and they are now based in Moline, Illinois. Kelly and Tammy are the recipients of numerous humanities awards, Telly awards, film festival awards, and film festival Official Selections and are two-time Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers.
The producer-writer of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is Emmy® nominated documentary filmmaker Tammy Rundle. She has been producing and writing documentaries and other media projects for over 20 years. Tammy is a Waterloo, Iowa native and graduated with honors from Park University in Kansas City, Missouri with a degree in English: emphasis in writing. She worked in advertising for Los Angeles Magazine and later for Sierra Investment Management. She and her husband, Kelly, lived in Los Angeles, California for 18 years. They relocated their independent production company Fourth Wall Films to the Quad Cities area where they continue to focus their cameras on Midwestern history stories.
TOGETHER THE RUNDLES are the producers of the Mid America Emmy® nominated historical documentaries Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT-PBS) and Country School: One Room – One Nation, and the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary films Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 and Villisca: Living with a Mystery.
Villisca: Living with a Mystery spent 15 months in theaters in more than 60 cities, was an official selection at several film festivals and won the Best Documentary award at the 2006 CRI Film Festival. It qualified for the 2005 Academy Award® competition in the Documentary Feature Film category. The documentary has enjoyed a national DVD release and to continues to air periodically on Midwestern PBS stations.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3 The 3-part film series garnered several film festival awards including Best Documentary at the International Cherokee Film Festival. It was an Official Selection in the Archaeology Channel’s International Film Festival and it won a 2008 and 2013 Telly Award®. The Ioway film series has screened in over 70 cities, was released nationally on DVD and was broadcast on PBS stations throughout the Midwest.
Country School: One Room - One Nation received a 2012 Regional Emmy® nomination in the Historical Documentary category. The film won a 2012 Telly Award® and was an Official Selection and award-winner at several film festivals. It received special awards of excellence from Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area and the Country School Association of America. Country School was released nationally on DVD in 2011 and broadcast on Midwestern PBS stations in 2012.
Letters Home to Hero Street received a 2015 Mid America Emmy® nomination in the Historical Documentary category. The film won a Silver Award at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the L.A. Cinefest. Letters Home to Hero Street was released nationally on DVD in 2015 and broadcast on Midwestern PBS stations.
The Rundles are also in post-production on the historical documentary feature film River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 to be released in September 2015, The Barn Raisers to be released in 2016, and the docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder. Thunder is based on the award-winning play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter is currently in production and slated for release in 2016.
GARRY MCGEE- Producer, Writer, Director
The producer-director-writer of Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg is Emmy® nominated filmmaker Garry McGee. He was born and raised in Elma, Iowa and graduated with a BA from Iowa State University. He lived in Los Angeles where he worked for United Artists Communications and for New World Entertainment.
His documentary film The Last Wright (produced with Lucille Carra) received several humanities awards, as well as grants from The Principal Financial Group Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Garry received an Emmy® nomination for writing the documentary. The one-hour film about Frank Lloyd Wright's last standing hotel, the Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa, includes archival and newly produced footage on location in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona, New York and Japan. The Last Wright was awarded the Best Documentary honor at the 2008 Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards.
In addition, Garry has authored several books including the biography Jean Seberg--Breathless, Neutralized: the FBI vs. Jean Seberg (with Jean Russell Larson) and The Films of Jean Seberg (with Michael Coates-Smith). Gary also wrote Doris Day: Sentimental Journey (McFarland), Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney & Wings (Taylor) and from BearManor Media: Que Sera, Sera (with Pierre Patrick).