The Wrecker Kings
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Kevin Berriz
STARRING Betty Osceola, Adam Chefitz, Jeff Malo, and Dave Barry
Sharp, stunning, and reverent, Kevin Berriz's The Wrecker Kings is a satirical look at the disproportionate state of nature in Florida.
Set along the stretch of highway that cuts through the Florida Everglades, The Wrecker Kings follows the owner of a failing inn (Adam Chefitz) and his friend, a roadkill collector (Jeff Malo), as they devise a Bigfoot hoax to draw in tourists; but a Miccosukee Hunter (Betty Osceola) is set to make sure that doesn’t happen.
A MESSAGE FROM director KEVIN BERRIZ
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.