From the Episode: Express Yourself


| March 10, 2015

AFI / 2012 / 21 minutes / English / Color


“Oscar, I’m ready for my walk and tag!”

Oscar typically spends his time tagging surfaces all across Los Angeles, but when he’s caught by police and forced to perform community service, he faces long, boring days mopping floors and helping residents at a nursing home. It’s not long before he’s caught tagging yet again — this time by Isabelle, one of the more reclusive residents. The pair quickly develop an unlikely friendship — one that could get them both into trouble.

Written and directed by Justin Tipping. The film won numerous awards, including a Bronze Medal (Narrative) at the 2012 Student Academy Awards, the Director’s Guild of America Student Award, and both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival. Principal cast: Johnny Ortiz and Tsai Chin.

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