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Tammy Rundle

VILLISCA Producer-Writer

The producer-writer of "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" is award winning documentary filmmaker Tammy Rundle.  She has been producing documentaries and other media projects for 17 years.

Tammy grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and graduated from Park University in Kansas City. Along with her husband Kelly, she is the recipient of numerous humanities and other grants for media projects.

She is the producer-writer of the award winning and critically acclaimed documentary feature film "Villisca: Living with a Mystery."  "Villisca" spent 15 months in theaters in 50 cities, was an official selection and award-winner at several film festivals, qualified for the 2005 Academy Award competition, and was broadcast on PBS stations throughout the Midwest.

She co-produced  and co-wrote Lost Nation: The Ioway, which has garnished several film festival awards and is an Official Selection at the Archaeology Channel's International Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon.  The film has had over 100 screenings in nearly 70 cities throughout the country.  It will broadcast on PBS stations throughout the Midwest in the fall of 2010.  An Ioway sequel covering the tribes' story from 1838 to the present is currently in production and has the support of both tribes.

She is in postproduction on Fourth Wall Films' new documentary "Country School: One Room, One Nation" due for release in late 2010.

She and husband Kelly have joined forces with award-winning filmmaker Garry McGee (The Last Wright) to produce a Hollywood biography entitled "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg."

Projects in development include: "The Storm, The Whirlwind, The Earthquake: Frederick Douglass," featuring Los Angeles actor Mark Winn in the title role; and "Sons and Daughters of Thunder," a drama about the Lane Rebel abolition debates of 1834.

Shooting second unit video during Villisca's Heritage Days weekend. Anita Casey assists. (1994) tammy_2.jpg (8829 bytes)
tammy_3.jpg (10699 bytes) Lizzie Borden scholar Ed Thibault explains to Tammy that Andrew and Abby Borden's heads are buried separately from their bodies in Fall River, Massachusetts' Oak Grove Cemetery. (1994)
Slating Carolyn Cole Gage's interview in Villisca. (1994) tammy_4.jpg (13339 bytes)
tammy_5.jpg (7888 bytes) In preparation for Robert Ressler's interview in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Tammy compiles newly located turn-of-the-century "serial killer" information. (1996)
Fund-raising: a challenging and never-ending job. (1998) tammy_6.jpg (11002 bytes)

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