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.