Independent web and mobile video content platform Babelgum is offering director John Reiss’ film documentary about the history of the international graffiti scene, BOMB IT, free-to-view online exclusively on Babelgum’s site. The full-length documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has screened at over 20 other festivals including Full Frame Doc Fest, will be available to watch on Babelgum’s Metropolis Channel, which is dedicated to showcasing videos about art, urban culture and trends, September 15th.
Named one of Daily Variety’s “Ten Digital Directors To Watch” John Reiss’s BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action following the movement as it paints the globe from Paris to Sao Paolo and Los Angeles to Cape Town. Featuring old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today’s most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape.
In addition to premiering the full-length documentary film online, Babelgum is debuting exclusive shorts produced for Babelgum by director John Reiss. The pieces spotlight renowned graffiti artists both new and as seen in the film available to view now.