The producer-director-writer of Sons & Daughters of Thunder 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.
TAMMY RUNDLE - Producer, Writer
The producer-writer of Sons & Daughters of Thunder 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 she 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 recently 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 regional Emmy®-nominated historical documentary 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 have garnered several film festival awards including Best Documentary at the International Cherokee Film Festival. Ioway 1 was an Official Selection in the Archaeology Channel’s International Film Festival and it won a 2008 Telly Award®. Since there release in 2007 and 2013, the films have screened in over 80 cities, were released nationally on DVD and 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.
Currently the Rundles are in post-production on a Hollywood biography with Emmy®-nominated documentary filmmaker Garry McGee entitled Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg. Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa and went on to become an international film star, fashion icon and controversial activist. Movie Star will be released in November of 2013.
The Rundles are also in production on the historical documentary feature film River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 to be released late in the fall of 2014, and the documentary Hero Street slated for release in 2014-2015.