Review: Tag


Incorporating POV action, this film brings graffiti art alive as we’re taken on the journey of an artist trying to make her mark on the world.

Shot ‘Guerilla Style’ in the words of director Patrick Green, Tag’s POV point of view makes it feel like a video game rather than a film with a slightly disconnected air to its filming style. The echoing voices of the artist’s pursuers create an outer body experience for the viewer that makes the short remarkably unique and interesting. Whilst the Director’s statement about artists who’ve struggled to ‘make their voices heard’ initially mislead me on who an artist might be fighting against, Tag remains a beautiful piece of directing and camera work.

The experience of many graffiti artists, I’m sure, are personified in less than 4 minutes. When the final scene closed it felt like I’d experienced much more than I had, Tag felt like a feature film and I can’t give a bigger compliment than that.

Feeling like much more than it is Tag is incredibly absorbing. A film that is unique. At just over 3 minutes’ I’d recommend this short to anyone.

Patrick Green:

‘I’m an LA-based writer-director who has written for TV, film and video games. I’ve directed branded content shorts featuring Chef Ludo Lefebvre, fashion entrepreneur Ben Baller, and famed photographer Estevan Oriol for the ID Agency. I have a Masters Degree in Film/TV Screenwriting from Cal State Northridge and I’m also a writer/editor for Los Angeles Magazine, Crave Online and Mel Magazine. My short film “TAG”, premiered at the 35th Annual CAAMFest 2017 and has since played at film festivals in Los Angeles (LAAPFF), Miami, Brooklyn, Paris, and Spain. My current short film, “Mommy’s Little Monster” is currently in post-production.’

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