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"Who am I to whine?" Winter production continues on Forest Grove films

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Resurrecting Forest Grove
producers Tammy & Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films spent several brutal cold February days filming winter scenes for their new documentary feature film and for the newly restored School's museum film. 

"We were waiting for a fresh snow fall at the school's location," said producer/writer Tammy Rundle. "In addition, we wanted a bright blue sky and sunshine." It was 8 degrees outside with a windchill of -15, when the day arrived with all of the 'elements' satisfied.

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It wasn't the first time the Rundles found themselves in frigid conditions while filming Forest Grove. In 2009, the couple drove out to the delapidated one-room school in the country during a blizzard to gather footage for their award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary Country School: One Room - One Nation.

"The snow and ice were pelting my face while I filmed the decaying building," said director/writer Kelly Rundle. "We seriously thought it was the last time we would see the school standing. It looked like it could fall in on itself at any moment, and the brisk wind that day made it seem even more precarious."

But, that was not the case.  After seven years of fundraising and intense restoration work by volunteers and preservationists with Forest Grove School Preservation, the historic Forest Grove School No. 5 is set to open for public tours early this summer.  The Rundles have been documenting the restoration progress from the beginning.

"On a day like today, with that bitter wind stinging your face, your eyes tearing up, and the cold cutting through your clothes, you really consider your sanity," said Tammy. "But then again, look at that shot! It was worth it! Besides, there are a lot of people who worked in all kinds of weather to bring Forest Grove back to life. So, who am I to whine?"

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