November 22, 2023
Filmmaker, videographer, and photographer Harrison Buck has announced a feature film project, entitled Meko, focused on the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of a Grand Bahama’s original fly-fishing guide family and the greater Bahamian community.
The feature produced and directed by Buck is a juxtaposition of a society built upon mass tourism and the realities and hardships that hide behind that curtain in the wake of an ever-changing environment. Starring professional fishing guides Omeko “Meko” Glinton (the grandson of bonefishing pioneer David Pinder Sr.) and Abbie Schuster, Meko seeks to encapsulate what it means to work in an industry defined by the world we live in.
“We have all along been trying to make a film that is far away from the industry standard,” Buck said in a press release. “We have a story about a man, his family, a legacy and all that their community has gone through.”
Meko hopes to debut on the 2024 film festival scene with a message for those who love wild places and the people who live in them.
“I think that the world is familiar with the beautiful natural resources that the Bahamas has to offer and less aware of how beautifully strong, resilient, and welcoming the people who call it home are. I want to help tell their story,” continued Buck. “We have some very relatable human storylines that are way bigger than just fishing … the best docs in my mind start out with a great story and uncover an even better one.”
The film is currently in the final rounds of editing and will be casting a wide net for submission at both outdoor and mainstream film festivals with the goal of creating awareness and support for the people of the Bahamas and the uncertain future they face due to climate change.
To learn more about the film project, visit the official website.