Mitchell Gutman is the President of Kilometres Per Litre, Ltd. (Vancouver, BC) and Miles Per Gallon, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), two sister companies that create a variety of original, multiplatform content and specialize in comprehensive production and location management services. Mr. Gutman prizes a culture of creativity and insists on the primacy of story in every project. He has produced several independent feature films, as well as the documentary KINGS OF BEER.
A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, Mr. Gutman holds a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Film from Columbia University. While living in New York City, he worked closely with producer and mentor Ted Hope on three feature films (AMERICAN SPLENDOR, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, and THE SAVAGES. Throughout this time, Mr. Gutman taught classes at Columbia and produced numerous projects with his fellow students. This list includes the short biographical documentary HOWARD’S WAY, based on the life and works of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, which Mr. Gutman wrote, directed, and produced.
After moving to Los Angeles from New York in 2008, he worked as a development executive in both film and television. As Director of Development at Little Engine Productions, he helped develop and produce two prime-time shows, MISSING (ABC) and THE GATES (ABC). He also taught at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, as well as the New York Film Academy, prior to founding Miles Per Gallon, Inc. in early 2017.
Mr. Gutman also moved back to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2017 to expand the reach of his work internationally. He currently takes freelance positions as a Field Director, Producer, Location Manager, 1st Assistant Director, and Production Consultant on a wide variety of projects around the world, most recently working as a Location Manager on the CBS All Access adaptation of Stephen King’s THE STAND.
Derek Tramont is a partner of Miles Per Gallon, Inc., a freelance location manager, production consultant and scout. As a New York native, he went to film school where he developed and harnessed his passion for the love of film. After trying his hand at producing and directing music videos and short films with the help of his peers and early collaborators – he found an opportunity to move out to sunny Los Angeles where the real journey will begin to unfold. Starting quickly as a production coordinator and location assistant, he found himself a part of the teamsters local 399 union for location managers in early 2018. Destined to work on the shows that made him venture out to the west coast in the first place, HBO’s Barry and Netflix’s The OA Part II created a pathway to find more work and even more fruitful opportunities.
Derek has since taken on projects of all shapes and sizes from Marvel films such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, prestige television from auteurs like Ava DuVernay (Colin in Black & White), Succession, Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver, and movies such as Fall, Night Teeth and Do Revenge. With a slate of unreleased 2022 features that will surely please.