Private Project

Occupying the Megalopolis

"Occupying the Megalopolis" explores the use of public spaces in a Mega-city. Fine Artists, political protesters, immigrant squatters and many more band together against commercial interests and the state to defend their ancestral right to collectively take back public space in Mexico City.
Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes.

  • Jefferson Elliott
    Director
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Jefferson Elliott
    Writer
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • RPS Media
    Producer
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Osley El Mara
    Key Cast
    "El Mara"
    Thrasher Magazine
  • Jefferson Elliott
    Camera Operator
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Gabriel Omar
    Second Camera Operator
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Adi Elliott
    Film Translator
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Alan "Mosco" Lopez
    Location Translator
    Sidewalk Entrepreneurs
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ocupando la Megalópolis
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jefferson Elliott

Jefferson Elliott (Director/Cinematographer) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Seattle WA. His work in film includes narrative shorts, documentaries, animation and feature films. Elliott gravitates to stories and issues that are overlooked or suppressed by the populace in the environments they inhabit.

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Director Statement

I am honored to have been able to collaborate with such amazing individuals, on both sides the camera. We hope that this film has the same transformational impact on you as it has on us.