Tango Down

After a botched mission in Afghanistan, two fiercely loyal Marines must reconcile their new distrust of each other or lose the very brother that they once would have died for. Can their brotherhood survive the ultimate test?

  • Roger Christiansen
    Director
    Friends, Hannah Montana, iCarly
  • Rick Swift
    Writer
  • Micah Haughey
    Writer
  • Julia Ling
    Writer
  • Andrew Dorsett
    Writer
  • Micah Haughey
    Producer
  • Julia Ling
    Producer
  • Julia Ling
    Key Cast
    Chuck, Studio 60
  • Ryan Stuart
    Key Cast
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, War, Action
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 573 Film Festival - International
    Farmington
    United States
    June 7, 2019
    Best Short Film
  • Lanett City Film Festival
    Lanett
    United States
    August 16, 2019
    Best Short Film
Director Biography - Roger Christiansen

Roger S. Christiansen is a director with extensive experience in multi-camera and single camera sitcom productions. Roger's affable manner and knack for working and communicating with actors of all ages has garnered him the distinction of directing on many successful series (e.g. Friends and Hannah Montana) and afforded him the privilege of working with actors like Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Brooke Shields, Christina Applegate, Courteney Cox, Eric Idle, Vicki Lawrence, Dolly Parton, Kiki Palmer, Larry David and Ray Romano. Roger's ability to attend to the demand for tight production/shooting schedules and his creative vision for realizing the original ideas of producers and writers has also garnered him an Emmy award for his contribution on Friends and an Outstanding Director nomination from BET for Girlfriends. Between directing network television series for Disney, Nickelodeon, NBC, and CW, Roger has shared his experience and knowledge by lecturing and teaching at film schools all over the world. His teaching credits include the DeTao Masters Academy (Shanghai), University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Columbia University Film Division, Tokyo University of Technology, the School of Film and Television in Cuba and he was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan lecturing at the Taipei National University of the Arts. He lectured at many of the most prestigious Universities in China including, Peking University, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai.

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Director Statement

My experience of directing Tango Down was both challenging and rewarding. Working with men and women of the Military whose passion and determination to tell stories by Veterans, for Veterans and with Veterans has opened my eyes to the need for more understanding of our country’s unsung heroes. I hope that Tango Down is the beginning of more films to bridge the gap between Veterans and Civilians and give a voice to their compelling stories.