Vandal is the story of Nick Cruz, also known as “Damage,” a young, highly talented graffiti writer and artist, struggling to justify the world of illegal graffiti as he experiences loss, love and the consequences he created for himself. Set against the back drop of the world famous Wynwood Arts District in Miami, the film explores the personal and societal struggles of an extremely talented underground graffiti writer living by a code that is no longer justifiable in the new world of globalized graffiti/street art.
Vandal, inspired by true stories, was shot on location in Miami’s Wynwood, Little Havana, and Little Haiti neighborhoods, highlighting Miami's gritty streets as well as its multi-cultural heritage.
Director: Jose Daniel Freixas Producer: Tony Gonzalez Director of Photography: Caleb Heymann
"I'm not a Writer-Director who has an interest in graffiti. I'm a Writer-Director who lived the graffiti life."
"Miami’s film industry is on life support. Can it survive?"
"A Cuban-American filmmaker who has been a graffiti artist since the age of 10 is fulfilling his dream of bringing the story of these sometimes misunderstood street muralists to the big screen."