Elika Portnoy started her movie production company Mutressa Movies, in 2008. Since then, she has produced ten feature movies including BEASTS OF NO NATION (directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba and Abraham Attah), LOVE IS STRANGE (directed by Ira Sachs and starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei) and THE VOICES (directed by Marjane Satrapi and starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver). Her movies have been in the official selection of Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Telluride, Toronto, Tribeca and have also received Independent Spirit Awards, including BEST ACTOR, And BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR for BEAST OF NO NATION.
Elika Portnoy is also an actress and most recently acted in AMERICAN DREAM opposite Mekhi Pfeifer. In the last few years, she has acted in a Disney movie MERE ET FILLE, THE DRIFTLESS AREA (opposite Anton Yelchin) and SOFIA (opposite Christian Slater and Timothy Spall).
Elika recently directed THE 6THAMENDMENT, a short movie that premiered at the Woods Hole Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, New York Independent Film Festival and won “BEST SHORT” at the Boston International Film Festival.
Elika is a member of the AFI National Council and she is a member of the Board of Governors for Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston.
Alex Orlovsky joined the Mutressa Movies team in January of 2018. Alex is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and the Producers Guild Of America. His films include The Discovery, The Wolfpack, I Origins, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, and Half Nelson.
His films have been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards, and have played in major film festivals including Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice.
Orlovsky has also produced commercials and content for brands such as Squarespace, Rag+Bone, Ketel One, Samsung, Nike, 7UP, Anheuser Busch, MoMA and MLB.
His commercial work has been recognized at the highest level, including the Emmys, Cannes Lions, AICP awards, DGA awards, and Clios.