Heartland, not Hollywood

Fourth Wall Films is a Northwestern Illinois-based film and video production company specializing in Midwestern historical documentaries for public television broadcast and national DVD and

Blu-ray home video release and online streaming.  Fourth Wall also provides limited theatrical, broadcast, and DVD distribution services, primarily for our own titles.  In addition, the company provides commercial services to museums, PBS stations, and other film and video producers.


Fourth Wall Films was formed in Kansas City, Missouri by husband and wife filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle.  The company was located in Los Angeles, California from 1989-2007.  Fourth Wall Films has found a permanent Heartland home in Moline, Illinois.


The "Fourth Wall" is the missing wall in a stage performance, or the wall a film is projected on in a motion picture theater.  It is the interface between the audience and the performance.

Awards & Accolades

Fourth Wall Films' award shelf includes three Mid-America Emmy® nominations, Telly Awards®,

film festival Best Documentary Awards, and numerous film festival Official Selections.


Fourth Wall Films has received more than a dozen Humanities Media Grant Awards from seven Midwestern states.


Special Awards include the Golden Silo Award from Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (National Park Service) and the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center Outstanding Service Award.

Selected Commercial Clients

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