When Hollywood decides to make movies about Native people, it’s not often that they turn to the Native community for their input. But what makes the upcoming indie drama “Mekko” stand out, is that it’s a film made about the Native American community by a Native American director and cast. And today, we’re unveiling the exclusive trailer for the film.
Sterlin Harjo writes and directs the film that centers on Mekko, a homeless Native American parolee in Tulsa, Oklahoma who is adjusting to life on the outside after two decades behind bars. However, after a tragic series of events, Mekko dedicates himself to a quest for revenge which he believes will cleanse the sickness from this collective of marginalized individuals and perhaps atone for the sins that landed him in jail so many years ago. And as you’ll see in the trailer below, Harjo has put together a distinct and atmospheric picture.
Starring Rod Rondeaux, Zahn McClarnon, Wotko Long, and Sarah Podemski, “Mekko” makes its world premiere at the L.A. Film Festival on Friday, June 12th.