Documentary on Actress Jean Seberg Awarded Grant from Humanities Iowa
"Seberg" documentary filmmaker receives Emmy® nomination
Marshalltown, IA, September 03, 2010 --(PR.com)-- A new documentary feature film on actress and
native Iowan Jean Seberg has been awarded a major media grant from Humanities Iowa and the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund a portion of the cost of production on “Movie Star:
The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg,” produced, written and directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Garry
McGee and award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. The fiscal
sponsor for the grant is the Marshall County Historical Society in Marshalltown, Iowa.
“We are grateful to Humanities Iowa for its support of this important documentary project,” said Producer
Garry McGee. “The grant will help us bring Jean's unique and compelling story to the screen.”
“Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg” is the first film to focus on the private side of the famous
Marshalltown, Iowa native. The documentary will also examine Seberg's very public American and
international film career, civil rights era activism, and her mysterious death in Paris.
McGee, author of “Jean Seberg: Breathless” and co-author of “Neutralized: The FBI vs Jean Seberg,”
recently received a Midwest Regional Emmy® nomination for Writing on “The Last Wright,” a
documentary he co-produced with Lucille Carra.
McGee joined forces with husband and wife team Kelly and Tammy Rundle, producers of the
critically-acclaimed documentaries "Lost Nation: The Ioway" and "Villisca: Living with a Mystery," to
complete “Movie Star.”
“The Jean Seberg documentary comes to us with a treasure trove of exclusive interviews and archival
materials from Jean's family and other members of her personal circle,” said Producer Kelly Rundle.
“She is a fascinating person and still has a huge following all around the world. Our documentary will
dispel many of the myths surrounding Jean's life, work and untimely death,” said Producer Tammy