EKAJ is a film packed with real life drama and a real sense of humor. The film captures a naive teen's runaway journey to one of the most difficult cities to survive in, New York City. We follow Ekaj (Jake Mestre) as he goes through some very rude awakenings. He meets a cynical artist/hustler named Mecca (played by Badd Idea) who takes Ekaj under his care. Mecca is a funny, foul mouthed character with numerous problems of his own, including a desperate struggle with AIDs. Mecca drinks all day but still manages to stay sane and sharp, while maintaining the life of a thief. Out of desperation, Ekaj decides to begin prostituting to make ends meet. Mecca becomes sicker and his medication does not seem to be working. Meanwhile, we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. He lives for the love of his life, a Painter named Johnny (Scooter LaForge) who has no patience and constantly beats Ekaj. Johnny seems indifferent and cold towards Ekaj's desperate love and obsession for him. Their relationship slowly develops into something deeper.
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Cast & Crew
- Indie Rights
- © 2015 Catalina G. Leisenring
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.