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“If I could work with "D" on every film I ever made, I’d do it. I have never worked with a person in the filmmaking process like him. He comes into the room, wants to know what the film’s about, and then works with you to completely realize the film for what it’s meant to be. He’s the purest guy I’ve ever worked with." George A. Romero, Director, 2007
“The amazing thing is that he can see and hear your heart. He says things you've been wanting to say. And he makes you feel less of an asshole for wanting to say them. Because when he says them, they suddenly make sense. D. is here to explain how, why and what happened to us all. D Rules!” George A. Romero, Director, 2003
“George Romero’s deeply disturbing portrait of a modern day ‘vampire’ comes with an equally chilling score – haunting, minimalist jazz penned and performed by pianist-poet Donald Rubinstein…High art. One of the top 100 coolest film scores of all time.” MOJO
Martin (1977) Directed by George A. Romero, score
Knightriders (1981) Directed by George A. Romero, score
Tales From The Darkside (1984-1987) Main Title and episodic music, Television Series. score
Monsters (1988) Main title Television Series, score
Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990) Directed by John Harrison, score
The Summer of My Deflowering (1999) Directed by Susan Streitfeld, score
Bruiser (2000) Directed by George A. Romero, score
Pollock (2000) Directed by Ed Harris, (Commissioned, Unused Score)
Tangled Up In Bob (2007) Directed by Mary Feidt, score and songs
The Open Door (2008) Directed by Doc Duhame, songs
Appaloosa (2008) Directed by Ed Harris, song co-written with Ed Harris for soundtrack release.
Dirty Step Upstage (2009) Directed by Amber Moelter, score
Absolutely Nothing Next 22 Miles, A Fugue For Motorcycle (2012) Directed by Miguel Grunstein, score
Unlikely Friends (2012) Directed by Leslie Neale, songs
Blender (2015) Directed by Susann Reck, score
Cold City Heaven (2016) Directed by Donald Rubinstein, score
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“I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Donald Rubinstein in all kinds of situations over the years. I’ve learned a lot from him. He is a total artist who uses everything – a guitar, a whistle, a symphony orchestra, spoken word, song, drawing, painting, dance, acting, etc., etc., Whatever. There are not limits...He's still on that path, and still an inspiration” Bill Frisell, Composer, Guitarist.