Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films

FADE IN: Adapting Your Story for the Screen
A Screenwriting Workshop led by Kelly and Tammy Rundle

When: Saturday, September 14, 2-4pm
Where: Midwest Writing Center (c/o RIPL, 401 91th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: $15 for MWC Members, $20 for non-members, free to high school and college students; scholarships also available for those with financial need – contact Ryan Collins at for more information

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Have you ever wondered if your short story, novel, poem or play could be turned into a movie? Award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will take you through the step-by-step process of adapting your story for the screen. This two-hour session will include essential writing activities and lively group discussion.


Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films have been producing, writing, directing and editing documentaries, museum films, and other media projects for over 25 years. They are the recipients of four Mid-America Emmy® nominations, more than a dozen film festival awards, Telly awards, film festival Official Selections and grant awards. Their films have aired on PBS, screened in commercial movie theaters, universities, museums and other venues throughout the country.

The Rundles are the producers of the Mid-America Emmy® nominated historical documentaries Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Letters Home to Hero Street and Country School: One Room – One Nation. Other award-winning documentary films include Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg, co-produced with Garry McGee, The Barn Raisers, Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, The Amish Incident, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery.

The Rundles’ first narrative historical docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder will have a limited theatrical release later this year, followed by PBS broadcasts and a national DVD release.

Riding the Rails to Hero Street and A World Away from Hero Street, from their Hero Street documentary series, will premiere at the Putnam Giant Screen in November 2019.

The Rundles are in production on two new documentaries Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Resurrecting Forest Grove.

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This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Illinois Arts Council Agency.