Keith Rutowski

Writer, Photographer, Filmmaker
Biography: I'm a writer, photographer, and filmmaker living in Seattle, WA. My projects often relate to bonds between people and place, the existential weight of history and memory, and the indomitable human spirit. "Once The Ground Thaws," a... read on
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Once the Ground Thaws
Credits: keith rutowski
Date of Work: 12/01/16 - 06/01/17
Updated: 03/08/20
Once The Ground Thaws
Role: Co-Writer & Co-Director
Category/Year: Fiction, 2017
Synopsis: Several months after her mother's death, a young woman returns to the family home. Over the course of one day, the young woman and her father learn of each other's struggle with grief and vulnerability.

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Wheeling: Endurance of the Spirit

By Keith Rutowski — The city was molten dreams. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, r esidents of Wheeling, West Virginia found opportunity in its surrounding coal..

In Her Own Hands

By Keith Rutowski — In Her Own Hands Role : Co-Cinematographer & Co-Editor Category/Year : Nonfiction, 2015 Synopsis : Sarah Fick has forged a life off-grid that..

Dust of the Earth

By Keith Rutowski — "Been digging graves a long time," Dorsel Bibbee says from the kitchen of his log home in rural, snow-covered Southeast..

Coolville, Ohio

By Keith Rutowski — In 1814, Simeon and Heman Cooley—sons of a New England Minute Man—settled a plot of land in the wooded, rural hills of southeast Ohio..
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