A colorful day in the secret life of a graffiti artist looking to make a mark.

  • Patrick Green
  • Steve Tirona
  • Patrick Green
  • Vanessa Perez
  • Christina Masterson
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    action, street art, graffiti, POV, Asian
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • CAAMFest
    San Francisco
    March 11, 2017
Director Biography - Patrick Green, Steve Tirona

Patrick Green (Writer/Director) - Patrick has written for TV, film and video game projects for director Tony Scott and screenwriter Vincent Ngo (Hancock). He most recently sold a film pitch to producers Tom Pellegrini (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) and Scott Prisand (Rock of Ages), directed branded content shorts featuring Chef Ludo Lefebvre and photographer Estevan Oriol for the ID Agency and is currently in pre-production on his next project. He has an MFA in Screenwriting from Cal State Northridge.

Steve Tirona (Director) - Steve is a photographer whose photos have appeared in Time, Vogue and LACMA. The Art Center grad has done ad work for Columbia Pictures and Epic Records, while also directing music videos and commercials in his native Philippines.

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Director Statement

Every artist has that moment when they find their voice. It's at that instant when you realize that "today" is the first day of the rest of your life. Nothing and no one will stop you from expressing yourself. Graffiti taggers, street artists, urban contemporary artists, whatever you want to call them, want to be heard and if no one is going to listen, they're going to make you see. Tag is a passion project that I've had in my mind for a couple years after coming across a tagger signing their name to a wall in my neighborhood. The anonymous figure was small, wearing a red hoodie and new sneakers. That image stuck in my head as I passed the tag in the morning, and I began to think about a person who would risk their lives to sign their tag name (not a gang sign) in a public space. I wanted to tell that story using a character that defies the stereotypical tagger that's portrayed in the media. Although street art is now a big part of pop culture, it began as an underground act that gave a voice to the voiceless. As an Asian American artist myself who has struggled to be heard, I wanted the audience to see what we had to say, our point of view through a graffiti artist's eyes, which is why we literally shot it in POV. Enjoy!
Writer/Director Patrick Green