Private Project

The Wrecker Kings

The owner of a failing inn and his friend, a roadkill collector, devise a bigfoot hoax to draw in tourists; but a Miccosukee Indian is set to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • Kevin Berriz
  • Kevin Berriz
  • Robert Colom
    El mar y Él, The Nature of Things
  • Betty Osceola
    Key Cast
    Swan Song of the Skunk Ape
  • Adam Chefitz
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Malo
    Key Cast
  • Connie Ogle
    Key Cast
  • Clint Archambault
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Crime, Black comedy, Environmental
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Digital 6K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Kevin Berriz

Kevin Berriz is a Cuban-American cinematographer and filmmaker. He was born and raised in South Florida, and recently received a Masters Degree in Film at the California Institute of the Arts. In his work he creates a story and image that are inseparable from each other and from cinematic form.

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Director Statement

This is a film about relationships with place. We live in a time of mediated interactions and spectacle where a trip to nature means a trip to the zoo. Through the characters in this film, the ideas of ownership, cultural history, and environmental sanctity clash. The Wrecker Kings is a labor of love born from a reverence and respect for a patch of Florida whose land and culture are slowly being paved and fading into the past. Our aim was to tell a Florida story today, one that can resonate with the inhabitants of this place and that could introduce new generations to this forgotten land filled with mystery, humor, and spirit.