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Mutt

Directed by
Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

Status World Premiere
Country USA
Original Title Mutt
Year 2023
Language English . Spanish
Genre . Drama . LGBTQ+
Duration 87min
Distributor CAA Media Finance (North-American Rep.)
Status World Premiere
Country USA
Original Title Mutt
Year 2023
Language English . Spanish
Genre Drama . LGBTQ+
Duration 87min
Distributor CAA Media Finance (North-American Rep.)
Feña, a young trans guy bustling through life in New York City, is faced with an increasingly challenging day. Over 24 hours, his foreign father, his straight ex-boyfriend, and his 13-year old half-sister thrust back into his life.

Having lost touch since transitioning, Feña must navigate the new dynamics of these old relationships while tackling the day-to-day challenges that come with living a life in-between.

Director

Vuk Lungulov-Klotz (writer/director) has a culturally diverse upbringing. Born in New York City to Chilean and Serbian immigrants, he was raised between Chile, the US, and Serbia. As a transgender storyteller, he hopes to expand queer narratives. His work focuses on intimate moments we often miss if we're not looking. Mutt is his debut feature film.


With his feature film script, MUTT, he is an alum of the Sundance Institute Labs, the Inside Out Financing Forum, and was a top five finalist for the Tribeca / AT&T Untold Stories Grant. His award winning trans-themed short film, "Still Liam," played at festivals internationally and earned the attention of celebrated queer filmmakers Ira Sachs and Silas Howard, who have both become mentors. Vuk is also an alum of the Ryan Murphy HALF Initiative Program, where he completed a mentorship under director Janet Mock on the FX series POSE.

Cast & crew

CAST

  • Lío Mehiel (WeCrashed – Apple+ TV Show, Tales of the City – Netflix TV Show)

  • Cole Doman (Gossip Girl, Modern Family, Shameless TV Shows)

  • Mimi Ryder (Matilda The Musical – Broadway show)

  • Alejandro Goic (Blanquita – Chile contender for Oscars 2023)

PRODUCERS

  • Alexander Stegmaier

  • Stephen Scott Scarpulla

  • Vuk Lungulov-Klotz

  • Jennifer Kuczaj

  • Joel Michaely

Festivals and awards

  • SUNDANCE 2023
  • BERLINALE 2023
“Depicted with honesty, tenderness and wit. Mehiel’s performance in particular is so grounding, expressive and compelling to watch that the film doesn’t need.”
“Featuring a pitch-perfect performance from Lío Mehiel, Mutt feels like an important film in the history of LGBTQ+ cinema. Quietly emotional… rings soft and true without ever tugging at the heartstrings.”
“A true movie of the moment, and suggests a filmmaker with more stories to tell. Endearing and heartfelt.”