Transcript for “Mekko” Trailer
“Mekko” was written and directed by Tulsa resident and Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo and was shot entirely in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. The film stars Native American stuntman, Rod Rondeaux (“3:10 to Yuma”, “Wild Wild West”) in the lead, title role, and Zahn McClarnon, who is fresh off of his role as Officer Matthias on A&E’s “Longmire”, as Bill.
The film tells the story of Mekko, a homeless Native American parolee trying to find his way in Tulsa. While living on the streets, he discovers a chaotic yet occasionally profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives. Though their existence is a meager one, it is their sense of freedom that gives them solace. But there is a darkness in the community as well, and soon Mekko runs afoul of Bill, a megalomaniacal tweaker who consistently terrorizes the weaker members of the group.
“Mekko” most recently screened at deadCENTER Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, where it won an award for Best Dramatic Feature.
“Mekko” utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.
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About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit www.okfilmmusic.org.