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A Lien

NY Premiere

Director: Sam & David Cutler-Kreutz

United States, 2022, 15 min

Festival Year:2024

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:William Martinez, Victoria Ratermanis

Crew:Writers: Sam Cutler-Kreutz, David Cutler-Kreutz. Producer: Tara Sheffer, Rebecca Eskreis.


On the day of their green card interview, a young couple confronts a dangerous immigration process

About the director

SAM & DAVID CUTLER-KREUTZ are an award winning writing, directing & producing team based in NYC and LA. As brothers, they grew up making films together. Their first short film FLOUNDER premiered in the Clermont-Ferrand International Competition 2022. Their second A LIEN at Seattle International Film Festival. Their third short TRAPPED premiered at SXSW 2024 Narrative Shorts Competition, where it won the Special Jury Prize.

Their work together has been shown at - SXSW, Palm Springs ShortsFest, Clermont-Ferrand, SIFF, Austin, Vancouver, Rhode Island, Oldenburg, Brooklyn Film Festival, Flickerfest and Festival Regard, among others. Their work has premiered online with Vimeo Staff Picks, Short Of The Week, Director's Notes & Director's Library features.

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