"I served in the military in Cyprus, where it is mandatory for all men to do so. After your service, everyone knows what’s going on. Everyone has shared a similar experience and for years afterwards telling army stories is part of the every day dialogue in Cypriot society. I couldn't fathom that this vast contingent of service members in the US were being misunderstood - and worse, judged - by people who had not shared their experiences, or had a view that was informed by stereotypes."
Minos Papas, director of Tango on the Balcony was interviewed by the WE ARE MOVING STORIES blog. Read the full interview here.
TANGO ON THE BALCONY was awarded BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM and BEST FOREIGN DRAMA (SHORT) at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase in Fort Worth Texas.
Minos Papas and Michael Day gave an interview about Tango on the Balcony on Toginet Radio's Military Network Radio. It's now live on their podcast. We had a great discussion with host Linda Kreter, the founder and CEO of WiseHealth, Inc., a company focused on military and veteran family support and comprehensive health and wellness. Listen here: http://bit.ly/MNRintvw.
Read about "Tango on the Balcony" in an extensive article in the Cyprus Mail. Alexia Evripidou talked to writer/producer/director Minos Papas and veteran Marine & producer Michael Day.
In this episode of the limited series NYC RAW by Lehmann Films co-producer Michael Day gives a candid interview about the challenges faced by a Veteran when returning from war.
In a new blog entry, writer/director Minos Papas outlines why he is making a film on Veterans and PTSD.
Director Minos Papas was interviewed by Oded Grober of Israel's i24News Culture program where they discussed "Tango on the Balcony", PTSD, the movie American Sniper and countries where serving in the military is mandatory.
In a brave and intimate blog post, Co-producer of "Tango on the Balcony", Veteran Marine and Warrior Writer Michael Day exposes a first hand, personal story of PTSD: Click here to read.
06/08/15 - 06/11/15 • The I WAS THERE Film Workshop at FORT DRUM
"Tango on the Balcony"'s director Minos Papas was up at Fort Drum participating as a film instructor in the latest filmmaking workshop for Veterans and Service Members. This workshop affords Veterans a way to express themselves by making a film, collaborating in a group and listening to their stories. We had quite a few emotional moments as, through their films, some Veterans expressed the challenges of PTSD, PTSD's effects on family, loss of colleagues in combat, abuse, and military life in general. It was overall very moving and cathartic. The photos below give us an insight (and a happy kitten rescue story!) into the week at the workshop (but details have not been included for reasons of privacy). Watch this space for the Vetrans' films, which will be available online soon.
06/01/15 to 06/08/15 • 20% Funded!
Our first week of the Tango on the Balcony crowd funding campaign on Rocket Hub found us at the 20% mark, with over $10,000 in contributions from approximately 150 funders. The launch and first week of any crowd funding campaign is very important and we are thankful to know that we have a strong following of believers! A huge thank you to all the contributors in this first period of funding.
Here is a recap of content and links to our campaign:
• The Rocket Hub page where contributions can be made: rkthb.co/57550
• A video interview with director Minos Papas by 4Shades UK:
• An article by Dean Sirigos of the Greek National Herald on "Tango on the Balcony", featuring an in-depth interview with director Minos Papas: http://www.thenationalherald.com/87194/