I especially loved the running scenes cuz it was like how the robot assassin in the Terminator runs and I could literally feel the power of how fast she was going and the cold air on her face.
— Artist Maya Hayuk
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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


TAG

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

Synopsis

An aspiring graffiti artist finds her voice on the mean streets of Boyle Heights. 

Cast

Starring: Christina Masterson, Christopher J. Mandoza McGrath, Michael Davis, 
Akchtonin Ramos 

Crew

Patrick Green Writer/Director

Steve Tirona - Director/DP

Vanessa Perez - Producer

Marco Valadez, Loni Koenig - Executive Producers

Jeff Cummings - Editor

Peter Diaz - Sound Supervisor


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FILM FESTIVALS

  • Official Selection at Cine Miami Fest '17

  • Official Selection at Ground Effect "Behind the Walls" Paris '17

  • Official Selection at Miami Independent '17

  • Official Selection at Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Cine Pobre Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Bad Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at CineMiami Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Ithaca Asian American Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Filmchella ‘17

  • Official Selection Night of Shorts (LA) ‘17

  • Anti-Hero Production Genre Fest ‘17

  • Phoenix Film Festival (Melbourne) ‘17

  • Official Selection at CAAM Fest (world premiere) '17

  • Official Selection at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at RAW Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at The Block Art and Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Art Fair Málaga Spain '17

  • Official Selection at LA Diversity Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Canada Shorts '17

  • Official Selection at Chinese American Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Freshflix Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival '17

  • Official Selection at Seattle Asian American Film Festival '17

  • Grenoble Street Art Movie Fest France ‘17

For fans of graffiti, Run Lola Run, or Los Angeles, TAG is a very fun 5 minutes of your day
— LA Taco
A visual rollercoaster ride through a graffiti artist’s POV.
— Mandatory
The visceral quality is actually its own character, since you are experiencing everything through the graffiti artist’s eyes
— Monique Jones, Just Add Color
We loved TAG. As much as any indie film, it opened a new world of possibilities introducing filmmaking from a rare angle
— Peter Nichols, Indie Activity