“Ekaj” will be showing at the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

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Showtimes: April 13, 2016 at 9:45pm – 11:30pm

About Ekaj: “Kids” meets “Midnight cowboy.”

A love story between two drifters, a naive teenager and a sarcastic hustler. Ekaj is a film packed with real
life drama and raw sense of humor. The film capture’s a runaway journey to New York City. After a few
rude awakenings, Ekaj (Jake Mestre) meets Mecca (Badd Idea) who takes him under his care. Mecca is a
foul mouthed character who has AIDS and multiple problems of his own. He is high all day but still
manages to be the only voice of reason in Ekaj’s hopeless world. They cruise the city together looking for
money and places to stay. The core of the movie is Ekaj, who thinks he will become the lover of a rich
man and be taken care of for life but ends up finding his dreams quickly shattered. Although he makes
some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in
the city. Mecca shows him how to endure and not lose hope. As the film progresses, their relationship
develops into true friendship and love as they lean on each other for survival.

Directors:
Cati Gonzalez

Producers:
Cati Gonzalez
Mike Gonzalez

Writers:
Cati Gonzalez

Main Cast:
Jake Mestre
Badd Idea
Scooter LaForge
Vinny Cruz 

List of Accolades/Awards:
“Official Selection” of Festivals

– Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
– 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival
– 2016 New York Downtown Urban Arts Film Festival
– 2016 NewFilmmakers NY Film Festival
– 2016 St.Louis International Film Festival
– 2016 Big Muddy Film Festival
– 2016 Singapore International Film Festival

 

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