It might seem like some scribbles with a can of paint, but for some artists, graffiti is everything. That pull of leaving your mark on your world drives the based on a true story drama “Quest,” and today we have the exclusive trailer for the film.

Starring Dash Mihok, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lakeith Stanfield, Betsy Brandt, and Gregory Kasyan, co-written and directed by Santiago Rizzo, the film follows a young kid leading a troubled life, and the teach and coach who hopes to point him in a new direction. Here’s the official synopsis:

Based on a true story, “Mills” is an abused 12 year old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. Tim Moellering is a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The two form an uneasy friendship when Tim recognizes Mills unhealthy behavior is merely a cry for help. Keeping his promise, Tim is willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and relationships in order win the child’s trust. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first.

“Quest” will make its West Coast premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 14th .