Andree Ljutica is an award-winning filmmaker and creative director approaching his craft with an interest in portraits that express and demonstrate the complexity, beauty and uniqueness of the human condition. Using authenticity and a deep commitment to cinematic formalism as his main creative tenants, Andree’s work expresses both with narrative cogency, as well as with visual and emotional punctuation. Through studying Russian academic painting and drawing from professors of the Imperial Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Andree’s unique interest in the figure's relationship to space is demonstrated through his film works, informing an approach to the image that is both formalistic and human.
Having spent most of his life in New York City, with immediate familial roots in Montenegro, Andree’s film influence considers both European Dark Wave cinema of Yugoslavian high art period 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 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.
Storage — 2017 Punta Cana — 2018 Sweet in the Morning — 2018
Jane Love — 2019 How to Say I Love You at Night — 2019
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
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
Cannes Titanium Lion
AICP Next Award Winner
MoMA Department of Film Selection
Type Directors Club
38 Green St
Group Portrait Show
GREY New York
Andre Bato, LLC.
Google Creative Labs
Anomaly New York
Google New York