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Villisca Preview Trailer Premieres at NATPE Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

January 11, 2004

Los Angeles–A new preview trailer, for the documentary feature film Villisca: Living with a Mystery will premiere at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 18, 2004. 
Villisca recounts the circumstances surrounding the 1912 Children's Day axe murders in Villisca, Iowa and explores the effects of the still-unsolved crime on the small rural community both then and now.

Villisca producers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, of Fourth Wall Films, will also attend as part of a delegation of filmmakers in the International Documentary Asscociation (IDA) exhibit.  Fourth Wall has produced a DVD for the IDA containing the preview trailer for Villisca and seven other independently produced documentaries. The preview trailers will screen continuously during the 3-day event at the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Venetian Hotel. The Rundles will be meeting with several interested distributors and responding to new inquiries.

Bravo, CBS, Court TV, HBO, History Channel, NBC, Turner Entertainment, and UPN will be among dozens of domestic broadcast buyers attending the event .  Foreign buyers will include BBC, Channel 4 Television, CANAL 1, France 2, Fuji Television Network, Global Television, Netherlands Public Broadcasting, and Telemundo among many others.

The internet version of the
Villisca: Living with a Mystery preview trailer will be available on on February 1, 2004 along with other news and information about upcoming events related to the completed documentary.

NATPE is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and distribution of televised programming in all forms, across all platforms.

IDA is a non-profit member service organization, providing publications, benefits, and a public forum to their membership for issues regarding nonfiction film, video, and multi-media.

The Rundles are former Iowa residents now living in Los Angeles, California.  Fourth Wall Films is an independent film and video production and publishing company.

Kelly Rundle
Fourth Wall Films
POB 341610
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Update (01.22.2004)

Our goal was to return from NATPE with two or three interested distributors.  Instead, we returned with eight!  We expect to garner even more interest before a final deal is signed.

Tammy Rundle (left), IDA's Mindy Perin, and Kelly Rundle in the IDA's exhibit at NATPE

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