Private Project

Cutler Road: Act I

In this scene Kirk and Joe Davis are moving from town to town trying to find their target. They've traveled so far south, that they reached the area known as Cutler Bay.

About the Project:

"Old Cutler Road" is the name of a famous street in South Florida and is a short film inspired by true events that Daniel Betancourt(Director)'s grandfather experienced while his home was burglarized in 1940's Cuba as his family was having dinner. His family was taken at gunpoint, and the thieves were after their family heirlooms from Spain. The thieves were never caught, until one day he recognized a voice.

Cutler Road brings this story to life in the during the Mariel Boatlift Crisis in Miami, FL where two drifters that invade wealthy households by deceit ultimately find themselves in Miami, FL.

Except in this story, Jenny Samora is a first generation Cuban-American Latina who is excused from dinner due to a heated argument with her family just moments before her they are taken hostage. Now Jenny must find a way to save them.

Behind the production:

Cutler Road is a concept film that will be used to fund the full length short film titled "Old Cutler Road". This film has not yet been sent to other festivals other than N.O.L.A, and it would be an honor to kick start our funding campaign at "I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A!" N.O.L.A

Old Cutler Road© 2019 Migrant Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

  • Daniel Betancourt
    Director & Writer
  • Ivan Meza
    Director of Photography
    The Ninth Step, When She Flies, Respira
  • Mariah Ospina
  • Daniel Betancourt
  • Nik Masik
    Key Cast
    "Kirk Davis"
  • Peter Lu Marti
    Key Cast
    "Joe Davis"
  • Kelsey Silva
    Key Cast
    "Jenny Samora"
  • Anna Carolina
    Production Designer
    Metanoia, Get F*cked, Jade
  • Emelie Ruiz
    1st AC
  • Jorge Latil
    Script Supervisor
  • Ruben Vega
    Mr. Hialeah
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Action
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography

Daniel Betancourt is a Cuban-American filmmaker from Miami, FL and current student at Miami Dade College. Daniel’s main focus is directing alongside producing, hoping to bring light onto the stories he’s been told and experienced growing up in Hialeah.

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Director Statement

"Realizing this concept during a school semester has been one of the most difficult things I've ever done as a filmmaker, but it would not have been possible if it weren't for the talented and dedicated cast & crew we had on set; I owe it all to them."

We are eager to get through the producing stage and are currently seeking funding to deliver Old Cutler Road.