Sun Feb 25, 2018 – 2:30 pm | Domenico’s
The Barn Raisers
Directed by Kelly Rundle
USA | 56 min | 2017
Produced by MidAmerica-Emmy nominated Kelly and Tammy Rundle, “The Barn Raisers” tells the fascinating and true story of vintage barns and the mysterious men who built them. Barns were constructed by farmer-craftsmen, professional builders who traveled from job to job and even architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Benton Steele and African-American Wisconsin round barn builder Alga Shivers. “The Barn Raisers” examines barns through the lens of architecture and paints a cinematic portrait of an enduring cultural icon.
The producer-director-writer of “The Barn Raisers” is Emmy® nominated documentary filmmaker Kelly Rundle. He has been producing, directing and editing documentaries and other media projects for 25 years. Kelly was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in East Moline, Illinois, one of the Quad Cities. He graduated with honors from Park University in Kansas City. Later he worked in the International Theatrical Division of Sony Pictures Entertainment and in advertising for Deutsch LA. Kelly, along with wife Tammy, formed their independent production company Fourth Wall Films while living in Los Angeles and they are now based in Moline, Illinois. Kelly and Tammy are the recipients of numerous humanities awards, Telly awards, film festival awards, and film festival Official Selections. Their MidAmerica-Emmy nominated films include “River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6”, “Letters Home to Hero Street” (with WQPT-PBS), “Country School: One Room – One Nation”. They are the award-winning filmmakers of “Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City”, “Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg” (with co-producer Garry McGee), “Lost Nation: The Ioway” series, “Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories” (with producer Braking Traffik), and “Villisca: Living with a Mystery”.