Feature Films
Bill Frisell, A Portrait
A film by Emma Franz
A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell’s music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music, revealing stories, and intimate access to the normally reclusive Frisell, various collaborations are followed from development to fruition, including the last ever performance of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Hal Willner, Paul Simon, Nels Cline, Joey Baron, Jim Hall, Jason Moran, Mike Gibbs, John Zorn, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter and John Abercrombie. for more info and to purchase


The Great Flood
Film By: Bill Morrison
Producer: Phyllis Oyama
Music by: Bill Frisell
WNYC Interview: Great Songs About the Great Flood - Sound Check / click HERE
For more info visit Bill Morrison's website HERE
Reviews and more info HERE




Walk The Line DVD cover

Walk The Line
Studio: Fox 2000 Pictures, Tree/Line Film
Producer: Cathy Konrad, James Keach
Director: James Mangold
Composer (Music Score), Executive Music Producer: T-Bone Burnett










Tongzhi In Love
Studio: Smiley Film Distribution
& World Sales
Producer: Thomas Lennon
Director: Ruby Yang



All Hat
Studio: New Real Films
Producer: Jennifer Jonas
Director: Leonard Farlinger


Finding Forrester

Studio:  Sony Pictures
Producer:  Laurence Mark, Danny Wolf
Director: Gus Van Sant
Bill Frisell's music is featured in Gus Van Sant's film for Sony 
Pictures entitled Finding Forrester starring Sean Connery. Besides using music from Bill's catalogue of recordings, Gus asked Bill to create new music specifically for the film. Miles Davis' music is also featured prominently on the soundtrack. The soundtrack is available on CD from Sony Records.

While struggling to fit in at the prestigious and mostly white prep school that has accepted him on scholarship, a black teen with a genius IQ embarks on an unlikely and rocky friendship with a brilliant novelist who has been a recluse for decades. The writer mentors the teen through some very hard times, and the relationship ultimately enables the older man to grow and thrive. Finding Forrester also features Robert Brown, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes and F. Murray Abraham.


Four Boys In A Volvo - 1996

Soundtrack:  Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz
Producer:  Steve Nealy
Director: Gus Van Sant


Million Dollar Hotel (co-composer)
Studio: Jean Pictures
Producer and Director: Wm Wenders

Wim Wender's film, The Million Dollar Hotel includes Bill Frisell on it's soundtrack as well as Bono, Daniel Lanois, Jon Hassell, Brian Eno, Greg Cohen, Brian Blade, Brad Mehldau & Chris Spedding. Produced by Hal Wilner and Bono, the soundtrack album has been released by Interscope Records. The album was recorded in Dublin and features 16 tracks from the film. It includes music co-written by Bill Frisell and songs by Bono and U2.

The Million Dollar Hotel is a story of friendship, betrayal and the overwhelming power of unconditional love. A gang of unique outcasts and misfits live in a downtown Los Angeles fleapit, known locally as the Million Dollar Hotel. Their story is seen through the eyes of a lovesick innocent named Tom Tom (Jeremy Davies), who has fallen head over heels for the tarnished street angel Eloise (Milla Jovovich). As their relationship develops, The Million Dollar Hotel becomes the focus of a police investigation: one of its residents, the engaging junkie Izzy, has come to a grisly end. To the amazement of his neighbors, he is revealed to have been the son of a billionaire media magnate. Every denizen of The Million Dollar Hotel falls under suspicion in the inquiry led by FBI hardliner, Detective Skinner (Mel Gibson). As Skinner's investigation proceeds, the lines between murder and suicide, sane and deranged, become very blurred indeed.

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American Hollow
Studio: HBO
Director / Producer: Rory Kennedy
NY Times review HERE


Psycho (end title)
Studio:  Universal Pictures
Executive Producer:  Brian Grazer, Danny Wolf
Director:  Gus Van Sant

La Scuola
Studio:  Cecehl Gori Group
Producer:  Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Director:  Daniele Luchetti

DVD-only Releases

Music for the films of Buster Keaton
Soundtrack:  Nonesuch









Bill Frisell Solos DVD cover image

Filmed on location at the Berkeley Church,
Toronto, Canada April 4, 2004.
Filmed in Hi-definition (HD) video and surround-sound audio.
Original Sessions produced by Original Spin Media.
Directed by Daniel Berman
Editors: Daniel Berman and Paul McNulty
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Phil Hay

DVD produced by Daniel Berman, Paul McNulty and Lee Townsend
A co-production of Songline/Tone Field Productions and Original Spin Media.

Design by Gwen Terpstra, Terpstra Design
Photography by Gary Taylor


Music for Silent Films

Music for the Films of Buster Keaton
"Go West", "The High Sign" and "One Week" (Nonesuch)

The Mesmerist
(Bill Morrison)
Bombshell Bride
(Keisuke Sasaki)

Music for the Films of George Melies
"A Trip to the Moon", "The Eclipse" and "An Unexpected Bath"


Television / Video
Gary Larson's Tails From The Far Side

Miniature Marychoreographed by Amanda Miller for the Frankfurt Ballett - 1989 

Music by Bill Frisell - Before We Were Born & The Lone Ranger