Biography

Andree Ljutica is an award-winning filmmaker, Cannes Titanium Lion winning creative director and photographer approaching his craft with an interest in portraits that express the complexity and beauty of the human condition. Using authenticity and a deep commitment to cinematic formalism as his main visual tenants, Andree’s work articulates both with narrative cogency, as well as with visual and emotional punctuation. Through studying academic painting and drawing from professors of the Imperial Academy of Art, St. Petersburg in New York and at the Art Institute of Boston, and later through studying design and fine art at Parsons, The New School of Design, Andree’s unique interest in the figure's relationship to space is demonstrated through his various works, informing an approach to the image that is both formalistic and human.

Born in New York City, with immediate familial roots in Montenegro, Andree’s film influence considers both European Dark Wave cinema as well as early and mid-century American independent cinema. The space between these two worlds informs a filmmaking style of rich, observational minimalism, focused on atmosphere, mood and character.

After studying at Parsons, the New School of Design, Andree gained a foundational knowledge of design crafts that would later inform his commercial works as a creative director on brands such as Nike, Pantene, Covergirl, Thom Browne, Calvin Klein, Marriott, Converse, Adidas Originals, and with agencies such as Anomaly, Johannes Leonardo, Grey New York, Google, and Apple, amassing awards from the likes of D&AD, the One Show and Cannes.

His latest film, about a young Serbian immigrant’s last few weeks in New York City, Punta Cana, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, has since won short film awards and screened at a series of major film festivals as an official selection, most notably, the Guanajuato International Film Festival. Andree’s other short film works have screened for audiences in and around New York, including most recently the premiere of his recent dance film, ”Sweet in the Morning” at the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Film Festival.

Filmography

Storage — 2017 Punta Cana — 2018 Sweet in the Morning — 2018
Jane Love — 2019 How to Say I Love You at Night — 2019

Education

Parsons, The New School of Design

Painting and Design

Bridgeview Academy of Fine Arts

Russian Academic Painting and Drawing

The Art Institute of Boston
Painting and Drawing

Recognition

Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival
Official Selection: Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official Selection: Guanajuato International Film Festival
Best Shorts: Award of Merit
International Independent Film Award: Gold
Brooklyn Film Festival: Premiere
Sarasota Film Festival: Official Selection

Flaunt
BoooomTV
Director’s Library
Director’s Notes

Cannes Titanium Lion
One Show
AICP Next Award Winner
MoMA Department of Film Selection
AdAge
Type Directors Club

38 Green St
Group Portrait Show

Presence

@andreeljutica
Vimeo

Contact
sljutica@gmail.com
+917 683 8603

Studio
smamelapanderson.com
 

Partners

Droga 5
GREY New York
Andre Bato, LLC.
Johannes Leonardo
Google Creative Labs
Anomaly New York
Google New York
Calvin Klein
Thom Browne
Marriott Global
NSG/SWAT
DiNoto, Inc.
McGrarry Bowen
Perriera O'Dell
Narrative
Budweiser
Harley Davidson