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QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Five. July And August

December 30th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Five. July And August

And on into the summer… We’re looking back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s the latest installment, part five, months July and August. Iowa and Illinois were both opened up to the public in a limited capacity, and many venues opened to the public — some with social distancing restrictions,... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins…

December 28th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Two. MARCH. The Apocalypse Begins...

It’s time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s today’s installment, where we look at the longest month of the year, and probably the decade, that being MARCH OF 2020. I think if there’s a time during the year that encapsulates 2020, it’s this time. March was complete and... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmakers Debut New Film On Dramatic Wisconsin vs. Amish Case Online

December 24th, 2020
Quad-Cities Filmmakers Debut New Film On Dramatic Wisconsin vs. Amish Case Online

Public education and religious freedom have long been big issues, up to the present day. And the latest documentary from Moline-based Fourth Wall Films explores a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case relating to the Amish community. “The Amish Incident: Wisconsin vs. Yoder,” produced by award-winning and Mid-America Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a special free online screening via Facebook. A Q&A session with the Rundles and Dr. Shawn Peters, author of “The Yoder Case,” will follow the film. Viewers can attend the... Read More

Moline Filmmakers Will Have Documentary on New Streaming Service

November 12th, 2020
Moline Filmmakers Will Have Documentary on New Streaming Service

“Sheltering in place” takes on new meaning with a brand-new streaming service, tailored to fans of architecture and building design. Online streaming rights to “The Barn Raisers,” an award-winning documentary produced by Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films, have been acquired by Australian actor-producer and entrepreneur Dustin Clare for Shelter, a new digital platform for architecture enthusiasts. The channel targets a global audience and streams films, TV shows, and its own original works.  “The reality of lockdown has made us re-examine our connection to home,... Read More

Fourth Wall’s ‘Hero Street’ Documentaries Showcased At Moline Public Library Today

November 10th, 2020
Fourth Wall's 'Hero Street' Documentaries Showcased At Moline Public Library Today

The Moline Public Library (3210 41st Street Moline) will showcase Fourth Wall Films’ two new documentaries ‘Riding the Rails to Hero Street’ and ‘A Bridge too Far from Hero Street’ during an virtual screening event on Tuesday Nov 10 from 2 -3 p.m. Producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will also take part in an online Q&A following the films. Registration is required. To sign up, visit https://molinelibrary.librarymarket.com/events/riding-rails-hero-street-and-bridge-too-far-hero-street-film-virtual-screening or call (309) 524-2470. Riding the Rails to Hero Street explores the immigrants’... Read More

After Many Tries, Quad-Cities’ Fourth Wall Films Looking for First Emmy Win in November

October 26th, 2020
After Many Tries, Quad-Cities' Fourth Wall Films Looking for First Emmy Win in November

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films are certainly hoping the fifth time is the charm. After four previous nominations for Mid-America Emmy Awards (but no wins), the veteran documentary filmmakers received three more last week for their first docudrama, “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” and another for their documentary “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe.” The Emmy awards (for TV broadcasts mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois outside Chicago) will be announced on Nov. 21 in an online ceremony. “We believe in the films and we’re glad the Emmy judges believe... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmakers Tammy And Kelly Rundle Nominated For Emmys

October 22nd, 2020
Quad-Cities Filmmakers Tammy And Kelly Rundle Nominated For Emmys

It’s been a HUGE day for Tammy and Kelly Rundle and their Fourth Wall Films Crew! The morning began and the afternoon has continued with news of nominations for major awards! Tammy announced on her Facebook this morning: We awoke to some marvelous news! “Sons & Daughters of Thunder” has received a nomination for a Mid-America Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment category! “Thunder” was produced by Tammy Rundle, Kelly Rundle, Kent Hawley, and Executive Producer Kimberly Kurtenbach. The film is based on a beautiful play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter. Our gratitude... Read More

Fundraising Underway to Complete Delayed Forest Grove School Film

October 8th, 2020
Fundraising Underway to Complete Delayed Forest Grove School Film

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films have been busy doing outdoor shooting at a restored Bettendorf schoolhouse. The footage will be used in the Forest Grove School’s new museum film and their new documentary feature, Resurrecting Forest Grove. The Rundles’ are in post-production on the schoolhouse museum film and hope to have it wrapped in November. Resurrecting Forest Grove’s release date has been pushed back to early 2022 due to the Covid pandemic. “We are in fundraising mode again for the documentary,” producer Tammy Rundle said recently. “The pandemic has... Read More

Quad-Cities Film ‘Sons And Daughters Of Thunder’ Wins Another Award!

September 11th, 2020
Quad-Cities Film 'Sons And Daughters Of Thunder' Wins Another Award!

“Sons & Daughters of Thunder” is continuing to make noise throughout the Iowa Film Awards scene! The movie, created by Kelly and Tammy Rundle, won a Critic’s Choice Award at the 2020 Iowa Independent Film Festival tonight. The awards were announced during an online ceremony. “Thank you to the festival, and particularly to festival official Terry Harrison, for choosing “Thunder”!” Kelly Rundle said in a Facebook post. Congratulations to the Rundles, and all involved with the film, from QuadCities.com!  Read More

First Northwest Illinois Film Fest Attracts 170-Plus Movie Fans

August 31st, 2020
First Northwest Illinois Film Fest Attracts 170-Plus Movie Fans

More than 170 fans of independent film converged on the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Sterling, Ill., for the first-annual Northwest Illinois Film Festival on Aug. 26. Most came from the Northwest Illinois region, some from Chicagoland, and one flew in from Los Angeles, according to the festival organizer, the Northwest Illinois Film Office (NIFO). The event was a celebration of Illinois indie filmmakers, featuring 11 short films — the night’s theme was “Shorts-A-Palooza.” “The feedback from both the audience and the filmmakers was very positive,” NIFO executive director Gary Camarano... Read More