MUTT

Story

A family's plan to stage an intervention unravels.

13 minutes | USA | 2017 

SCREENINGS

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - WORLD PREMIERE | Austin, TX

SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL | Birmingham, AL | WINNER - Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST | Palm Springs, CA

SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL | Sarasota, FL

VIMEO PRESENTS: LADIES WITH LENSES | Brooklyn, NY

WALLA WALLA MOVIE CRUSH | Walla Walla, WA

WASSAIC PROJECT | Wassaic, NY

TULSA AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL | Tulsa, OK

Shorts Program 2 | Friday, October 13th - 6:00pm | Circle Cinema

WAY DOWN FILM FESTIVAL | Columbus, GA

Coup de Grace Program | Saturday, October 14th - 5:00pm | Springer Opera House

DENVER FILM FESTIVAL | Denver, CO

Saturday, November 11th - 4:15PM | United Artists Pavilions

Sunday, November 12th - 1:45PM | United Artists Pavilions

 

CAST & CREW

ERIN SANGER | Writer/Director

Erin Sanger is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn. She is a Wasserman Award winner, Student Academy Award nominee, and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her short form work has screened at more than 50 film festivals internationally, garnering numerous awards along the way at places like Tribeca and Austin Film Festivals.  She is in production on her feature documentary THE COMA CLUB, which received NYU's Richard Vague Production Fund Award for 2017. She is also developing her first narrative feature, which was one of four scripts selected for the 2017 Iris Screenwriting Lab and is currently a Semifinalist for the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowship.  She is looking forward to the birth of Beyoncé's twins. You can find more of her work here.

BEN ALTARESCU | Producer

Ben is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He produces and directs documentary, narrative and commercial work. His short films have played at film festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca. Most recently, he has completed projects in collaboration with The New York Times, Wired, GQ, Bon Appétit, Reebok, and Spotify. He is the co-founder of Bows & Arrows, a Brooklyn-based production company focused on visual storytelling.

COREY COTT | "Michael"

Since graduation from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Corey Cott has quickly established himself as a captivating young actor, equally at home on both stage and screen. This April he will star in the original Broadway musical Bandstand at the Bernard J. Jacobs theatre. He made his Broadway debut starring for two years as Jack Kelly in Disney’s hit musical Newsies, and went on to star opposite Vanessa Hudgens in the Broadway revival of Gigi. On television, Corey can be seen in the Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything" opposite Christina Ricci, as well as “My Mother and Other Strangers,” a miniseries for BBC. Other credits include the pilot “The Interestings” (Amazon), “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Public Morals” (TNT), and "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC). He starred opposite Laura Osnes in the world premiere of Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse. Twitter/Insta: @NapOnACott.

NOEL WILSON | "Tom"

Film: Wolf (Mike Nichols) The Interpreter (Sidney Pollack) Changing Lanes (Roger Michell) Bourne Legacy (Tony Gilroy), various indie and student projects. Television: "Boardwalk Empire" (Martin Scorsese, Alik Sakharov), "GIRLS" (Lena Dunham), "The Leftovers" (Damon Lindelof, Keith Gorden, Carl Franklin), "The Mysteries of Laura" (Guy Norman Bee) "Law and Order" (Ed Sherin, Jace Alexander, Mario Van Peebles), "Third Watch" (Christopher Chulack). NYC Stage: 30+ Off and Off-Off productions. Inaugural graduate, New Actors Workshop (Mike Nichols, Paul Sills, George Morrison). Faculty, Stella Adler Studio, Field Instructor NYU, Backstage Reader's Choice Award Best NY Improvisation Instructor, member Barrow Group (Drama Desk Award Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater Co.) Avid bass player, very active in NYC's electric blues scene. Happy camper.

TAYLOR HESS | "Lindsey"

Taylor Hess is a journalist and producer currently based in New York City. She covers film festivals and writes a column on women in film for Filmmaker Magazine and has worked for the IFP Media Center and Scott Rudin Productions. She has collaborated with writer/director Jeremy Hersh on numerous theatre and film projects, including the short film Actresses (Sundance, SXSW, BAM, New Orleans Film Fest audience award), in which she performed. She received her undergraduate degrees in drama and political science from New York University and is currently a Master's student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

BRANDON ROOTS | Cinematographer

Brandon Roots is a multifaceted filmmaker based in New York City. He has directed award-winning films and acted as cinematographer for many more, notably the Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Audience Award Winner King Jack (dir. Felix Thompson). His last short film, When Day is Done, premiered at the 2016 Vancouver Film Festival, appeared on Short of the Week, and received a Vimeo Staff Pick. His eye for composition and lighting has landed him work shooting feature films and commercials both in the United States and abroad. He has worked for clients including Gucci, The New York City Ballet, and Etsy.com, and his narrative work has been screened at a number of high profile film festivals including Tribeca, SXSW, and the London Film Festival. As a cinematographer he is driven to tell meaningful stories.  He loves his work and is humbled every day by the talent and determination of the collaborators he has the honor of working with.

CHARLOTTE ROYER | Production Designer

Charlotte Royer is is a New York and New England based director/production designer. She was brought up among artists, drag queens, sailors, acupuncturists, and various other drunks in the strange and magical town of Portland, Maine. Her production design credits include Anna Rose Holmer's The Fits, which premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival and later played the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Daniel Carbone's Hide Your Smiling Faces, which premiered at the 2013 Berlinale and made its North American debut at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; Darius Clark Monroe's documentary feature Evolution of a Criminal (SXSW 2014); and Marya Cohn's The Girl In the Book, starring Michael Nyqvist and Emily Van Camp.  She has designed commercials, web content, and countless short films.

LAUREN MINNERATH | Editor

Lauren Minnerath is a Brooklyn-based writer/director/editor.  She has edited commercials, movie trailers, music videos, and documentaries, most notably A24's De Palma. She is also an active screenwriter, having recently completed a development deal with filmmaker Michael Litwak at End Cue Films. Her first feature screenplay is currently in development at Luber Roklin Entertainment.

LISSETTE FELICIANO | Executive Producer

Lissette Feliciano is a writer, director, producer and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is the founder of Alohomora Pictures a Film Finance and Production Co. aimed at social impact narratives. Her directing, producing work includes short films WITH CHILDREN (Cinequest '17), BETTER OFF ALONE (SJSFF '13), HERE and the feature film CANDID CARMEN & CO (2017).

ALLIE WILKINSON | Executive Producer

Allie Wilkinson is an artist and producer based in New York City. She has participated in numerous exhibitions across the United States, including shows at Rush Arts Gallery, RAM Gallery, Showcase Gallery, and HUD Gallery. Allie’s primary fascination is people, and her work explores the ways we connect with and hide from one another— and ourselves. She previously collaborated with Erin Sanger on FACE NEW YORK, a multimedia exploration of the stories of people experiencing homelessness in New York. You can see more of her work here

 

A BOWS & ARROWS Production | In Association with PANOPTICA FILMS | TAYLOR HESS CastingCECILIA DELGADO Assistant Director | MEREDITH ALLOWAY Co-Producer | KATE PATTERSON Production Coordinator | ETHAN EDENBURG Music | BRIAN FLOOD Sound Design | BRANDON ROOTS ColoristPARKER HILL Script Supervisor | LEVI SHERMAN Gaffer | ROLAND FOLKMAYER 1st AC | COLE HILL 2nd AC | YONGOSOO LEE Production Sound | JENAI CHIN Hair & Makeup | PAUL DESCHLER-MARTELL Stunt Coordinator | REX K9 RESCUE Dog Trainer | DANIEL BUONO PAULO TESTOLINI Production Assistants |