"Filmmaking is not about your personal ego, your creativity or your ideas, ultimately it's about bringing the most creative and talented people together and orchestrating them to make a great project."
Las Vegas filmmaker R. Christian Anderson was born in Los Angeles and raised in Hollywood. His mother, Lita, was a radio personality for station KMPC, and in the 1950s, it was a music and entertainment station. She took him to many movie premieres she covered in her broadcasts. By the age of 5, he performed on television in various broadcast and children's shows and in live television and radio commercials. In 1960, his mother married Raymond D. Bowman, a jazz and classical music impresario and noted music critic who taught and encouraged Christian to write. In 1969 Christian enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was trained as an illustrator and designer. He created orientations and briefings with the 62nd Military Airlift Wing (MAC), where he was also a member of the base Honor Guard. He later worked on military training films with the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (MAC). He received an Honorable Discharge for his service and is a member of the Air Force Association. By 1973 he moved to San Francisco where he freelanced as a graphic designer, creating numerous posters, brochures, print ads and collateral materials for many years. He lived in New York City in during the spring of 1984 and worked for a noted film manager on Times Square. During the 1990s he returned to college to obtain a degree in Multimedia and was then employed by two major advertising agencies in the San Diego area. He directed his first feature-length film "Defcon 2012" in 2008. He is the composer and wrote the lyrics to the song "The Ghosts of San Francisco" with music by John Thomas Bullock. The music video for the song won the "Mixed Genre Jazz Film Award" at the "New York Jazz Film Festival" in November 2016. His music video "Manhattan Montage", won "Top Music Video" at the "New York Jazz Film Festival" in August 2017.
Winner - DaVinci Award
The Ruminator
The Andromeda Film Festival
Istanbul
2022
Official Selection
Pensando demasiado
#AM Latino Film Festival
Rockville, Maryland
2021
Official Selection
Pensando demasiado
Andromeda Film Festival
Istanbul
2021
WINNER
Lost Broadway
BeBop Channel Content Festival - New York
New York City
2021
Official Selection
The Ruminator
Palm Springs International Animation Festival
Palm Springs, CA
2020
Official Selection
The Ghosts of San Francisco
The BeBop Channel Content Festival
New York City
2020
Winner - Top Music Video
Manhattan Montage
New York Jazz Film Festival
New York City, NY
2017
Official Selection
Lost Broadway
Geo Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
The Eyes of Bierstadt
Geo Film Festival
2017
Official Selection
Sugerfoot Photo Shoot
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
Chaakan, Pune
2017
Winner - Mixed Genre Jazz Film Award
The Ghosts of San Francisco
New York Jazz Film Festival
New York City
2016
College
Platt College of Design
Multimedia
19951997
College
United States Air Force
Film Making
19691971
Birth Date
September 14, 1950
Current City
Las Vegas, NV
Hometown
San Francisco, CA
Gender
Male
Zodiac Sign
Virgo
Married To
Grover James Taylor
A veteran, Christian volunteered with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. As an illustrator, he created orientations and briefings with the 62nd Military Airlift Wing (MAC), where he was also a member of the Honor Guard. He later worked on military training films with the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (MAC), where he worked with the first unit to produce films on videotape, rather than film stock. He received an Honorable Discharge for his service.
"Filmmaking is a miracle of collaboration." - James McAvoy
"Filmmaking is not about your personal ego, your creativity or your ideas, ultimately it's about bringing the most creative and talented people together and orchestrating them to make a great project."