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Ekaj (2015)

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Credited cast:
Jake Mestre ... Ekaj
Scooter LaForge ... Johnny
Badd Idea ... Mecca
Vinny Cruz ... Father of Ekaj
Mario Piantini ... Client #1
Carlos Anaya ... Client #2
Prince Franco ... Thug #1
Joey Lopez ... Thug #2
Johnny King ... Thug #3
Maximillian France ... Mecca's Friend
William Lynn ... Club DJ #1
Nita Aviance ... Club DJ #2
Clifton Brown Jr. ... Extra
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Cati Gonzalez ... Jake Mestre / Badd Idea / Scooter LaForge / Vinny Cruz
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'Think KIDS meets Midnight Cowboy.' EKAJ is a film packed with real life drama and a real sense of humor. The film capture's a naive teen's runaway journey to one of the most difficult city's to survive in, New York City. We feel Ekaj (Jake Mestre) as he goes through so much rude awakenings. He meets "Mecca" (Badd Idea) a Cynic Artist/Hustler who takes Ekaj under his care. Mecca is a very funny, foul mouthed character and has multiple problems of his own. He stays at his cousins place and we get glimpses of the fact that he has Aids, since he has tattoos with the word written on his knees. He drinks all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. He is also an opportunistic thief. Their relationship develops into true love and care for each other. At the beginning of the film Mecca is doing ok but as the film progresses he becomes sicker and his medication does not really seem to be working for him. At the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Ekaj lives for the...

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A gritty and truthful portrait of a young man searching for purpose and love.

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Crime | Drama

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The entire cast in the Film are all non-actors. The director's vision was to make it as real-to-life as possible. See more »

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Ekaj: How is stealing better than escorting?
Mecca: Because stealing takes skills and escorting takes it up the a**
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Let Love Ruin
Performed by 'Joshe Caffe & David Newtron' featuring 'Carry Nation'
Courtesy of 'Hannah Holland', 'Batty Bass Records'
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I bit of a reality check.
3 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Midnight Cowboy? I think not. I had high hopes for this movie, I didn't realize it's 8.2-star rating on IMDb came from just 10 people. (Probably the guys in the movie.) I never connected with any of the characters, the story-line was boring and so very predictable.

I knew guys like Ejay, the would-be hustler (Jake Mestre) on Santa Monica or Polk street in the 1970's. It really wasn't so hard for a young twink to be swooped up into much MUCH better circumstances very quickly, or if they just had NO street smarts, they would quickly disappear.

I was being magnanimous with my 6 stars BTW.


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