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

September 11th, 2020

“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

Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities’ Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

September 1st, 2020

How do you spell an upcoming film blockbuster? Add star Adam Driver to a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, co-produced by the legendary Sam Raimi. “We’re still pinching ourselves with this news,” Beck and Woods tweeted on Tuesday of the planned pic “65.” “Adam Driver will be the star of the next film we’re directing for Sony. He’s one of our favorite artists on the planet. Can’t wait to share this special movie with all of you.” In May, Variety reported a reunion for Beck and Woods (both 35-year-old Bettendorf... Read More

First Northwest Illinois Film Fest Attracts 170-Plus Movie Fans

August 31st, 2020

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

Quad-Cities Artists Win Several Iowa Film Awards

August 13th, 2020

Several Quad-Cities artists were honored this past weekend with awards at the 29th-annual Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) award ceremony. Due to Covid-19, the Aug. 8 event was held online this year. The IMPA recognized outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms. “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” a docudrama produced by Moline-based Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, received seven awards, out of eight IMPA nominations. It won five top Awards of Excellence: Best Live Action Entertainment — Long Form... Read More

Attention Local Filmmakers! QuadCities.com Wants To Feature Your Work!

August 9th, 2020

We are starting our own Virtual Cinema where local filmmakers can showcase their work to the Quad Cities! Are you a filmmaker that wants in on this?! Email QuadCities.com’s Creative Content Producer Tristan Tapscott at tristan@tristantapscott.com!  Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmakers’ ‘Sons And Daughters Of Thunder’ Storms Iowa Motion Picture Awards

August 8th, 2020

It was a THUNDEROUS night at the Iowa Motion Picture Awards, as Kelly and Tammy Rundle’s film, “Sons And Daughters of Thunder” took seven big wins out of eight nominations! “Congratulations, to those who shined in front of the camera; to our tireless crew and volunteers behind the camera; to our historic sites; to our 50+ extras; to our contributors and our supporters who made it all possible; to Kent Hawley who always believed; and to Earlene Hawley who created a beautiful play about this little known true story and laid the foundation for the film. Thank you, EVERYONE, who... Read More

QuadCities.com Virtual Cinema Looking For Local Filmmakers!

August 5th, 2020

We are starting our own Virtual Cinema where local filmmakers can showcase their work to the Quad Cities! Are you a filmmaker that wants in on this?! Email QuadCities.com’s Creative Content Producer Tristan Tapscott at tristan@tristantapscott.com!  Read More

Filming During Covid Gives Prized Outlet to Quad-Cities Creatives

July 25th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com.   The day before the state of Illinois entered Phase 4 of reopening, affecting his longtime acting home of Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Moline’s Tom Walljasper was filming scenes as a farmer in small-town Iowa. A full-time actor, Walljasper had not acted since “Kinky Boots” closed at Circa in March, and both he and his wife Shelley were cast in small parts for a TV pilot, “Complete Bull,” filmed in June and July (with... Read More

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