LA Originals

LA Originals

From lowriding to tattooing to photography, perhaps no other contemporary duo has been at the forefront and influenced hip hop and street culture like Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon. Through their craft they have catapulted the chicano art movement onto the world stage and influenced countless other artists. “LA Originals” traces back the steps of these two “O.G.” street artists to their childhoods. Starting out as an art child prodigy and rising through the ranks of graffiti bombing, to celebrity tattooer, and from troubled youth to hip hop tour manager, photo-documentarian, portrait photographer and filmmaker.

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Estevan Oriol


Director: Estevan Oriol
Executive Producer: Mister Cartoon, Mark Suroff, Estevan Oriol, Marco Valadez, Sebastian Ortega, Brian Maya, Francisco Pugliese
Producer: Sebastian Ortega, Brian Maya
Screenwriter: Brian Maya, Omar Quiroga
Cinematographer: Francisco Pugliese
Editor: Guille Gatti, Jonathan Smecke
Principal Cast: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Blink 182, Michelle Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderrama, Scott Caan, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, George Lopez


Publicity Contact
Emily Kim
(626) 348-6277
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Headliners
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 92 mins