Director: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: Alejandro Goic, Cole Doman, Jasai Chase-Owens, Lio Mehiel, MiMi Ryder
Screenwriter: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Producers: Alexander Stegmaier, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Joel Michaely
Tender, funny, and poignant, the debut drama Mutt follows Feña, a recently transitioned trans man (trans actor Lío Mehiel in a star-making, Sundance prize-winning performance), over the course of a single hectic day in New York City, when three people from his past are thrust back into his life.
Having lost touch since transitioning from female to male, Feña must navigate the new dynamics of these old relationships — his foreign father, his straight ex-boyfriend, and his 13-year old half-sister — while tackling the day-to-day challenges that come with living a life in-between. In negotiating his obliqueness, the poignant moments he finds between himself and others, as the distance between them closes, are warm, true, and touching.