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Tim Rutili

Tim Rutili is musician, filmmaker and visual artist. Founder of bands Red Red Meat and Califone, he serves as principal songwriter, lyricist and vocalist. Also a member of Ugly Casanova and Boxhead Ensemble, Rutili has contributed to albums by Modest Mouse, Sage Francis and many others. He has composed music for television, documentary and feature films, as well as directed short films and music videos.

Recent film work includes Key to the Highway a film and video installation commissioned by Chris Doyle for the 50,000 Beds exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. His film Three Legged Animals was screened at the Getty Museum as part of Distributed Memory: Projected Images and Live Music. He also contributed photographs, collage and paintings to Series 2 & 3 at Brooklyn Fireproof. Rutili’s installation 500 Polaroids was part of You are My Sunshine/You is My Sunshine at Canada Gallery in New York.

He has performed worldwide and provided a musical score to numerous films and curated programs including: live score performance to Early Abstractions by Harry Smith at Images Film Festival in Toronto, as a member of Boxhead Ensemble at Doclands Film Festival in Dublin, Stories, Maps and Notes from the Half Light- live score performance to short films by Gem Cohen, Laura Moya, Braden King, Grant Gee, Paula Froehle, Gustav Deutch and Barbara Meter, and God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright: Califone and the Animated Films of Brent Green at Sundance Film Festival.

Together with Glen Sherman he founded Better Angel Films, which produced his feature directorial debut All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, premiering at Sundance 2010 and distributed by IndiePix. All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is also the companion piece to Califone’s ninth album of the same name. The screenplay for the film and many of the songs were written in tandem and incorporate many of the same images and characters. The album was released in October 2009 (Dead Oceans).

Currently, Rutili and Califone are creating the original soundtrack for The Calling, the Kindling Group’s four hour PBS series exploring faith and religion.


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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

$24.95 | 84 minutes

(2009) - Director, Writer
Starring as Musician

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers: Collector's Edition

$34.95 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - ON DEMAND

$3.99 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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Made a Machine By Describing the Landscape

$19.95 | 68 minutes

(2011)
Starring as Himself

Made A Machine By Describing The Landscape focuses on about the band Califone on tour, shot between 2004 and 2008. Made A Machine By Describing The Landscape follows acclaimed indie-rock icons Califone on the road and in the studio&hellip…

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