Tango on the Balcony

A Film by Minos Papas

Synopsis

TANGO ON THE BALCONY is a narrative short film about Johnny, an Iraq war veteran who wrestles with post traumatic stress and the transition to civilian life. Johnny is tormented by an incessant hyper vigilance and insomnia, and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat.

Director

  • Picture of Minos Papas © Minos Papas

    Minos Papas

    Minos Papas is a well established independent filmmaker in New York City. His most recent documentary "A Short Film About Guns" won best online short at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, and his latest feature film, "Behind The Mirror" was awarded Best Thriller at the Manhattan Film Festival. Son of internationally acclaimed film director Michael Papas, Minos was introduced to the film world at a young age achieving his first international award at the age of 16 with the short film Whispers (1993) at the Make-A-Video youth competition in Helsinki, Finland. Minos has been working in the indie film industry of New York for the past ten years. He earned a BFA in Film at the School of Visual Arts and was awarded the school's top award for Cinematography. His first independent feature film, "Shutterbug" (2009), was released theatrically in 2010 in New York and Los Angeles. Shutterbug received reviews from Variety, The Village Voice, The New York Times and many more publications and blogs which merited the film for its Lynchian atmosphere and beautiful imagery. Shutterbug screened at international festivals and Minos was invited to the Apple Store Soho and the National Arts Club of New York to screen and discuss the film. Minos' short film "Tango on the Balcony" (2016) has just been completed and will be entering the festival circuit. The film deals with a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress (PTSD). More on the film here: tangoonthebalcony.com.

Awards + Festivals

  • G.I. FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington DC, US)May 29, 2016
  • 7th SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (New York Premiere, New York, US)June 12, 2016
  • * BEST FOREIGN SHORT – OVERALL AWARD* * BEST FOREIGN SHORT – DRAMA AWARD*
    3rd FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT FILM SHOWCASE (Official Selection, Forth Worth, US)July 15, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 10th NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, US)October 1, 2016
  • *BEST DIRECTOR AWARD*
    6th INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (Official Selection, Cyprus)October 15, 2016
  • BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, US)November 2, 2016
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 6, 2016
  • SAN FRANCISCO VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, USA)November 12, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD RUNNERS-UP*
    3rd ERIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Short Selection, Erie, Pennsylvania)December 1, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, BangladeshDecember 3, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 50th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 3rd VETERANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakhurst, Australia)October 18, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Minos Papas
Producer
Minos Papas, Michael Day, Liz Sargent
Director
Minos Papas
Director of Photography
Minos Papas
Production Designer
Liz Sargent
Costume Design
Liz Sargent
Sound
Jonathan Jackson, Mark Evans
Editor
Minos Papas
Sound Design
John Moros
Music
Tao Zervas

Details

Running Time
19:50 mins
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo & 5.1 available

Contact

DISTRIBUTION / FILM AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Minos Papas
Cyprian Films, New York, LLC
198 Java Street,
1L
Brooklyn, NY 11222
USA

(917) 497 - 7026

minos@cyprianfilmsny.com
www.cyprianfilmsny.com
www.tangoonthebalcony.com