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Tango on the Balcony

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• "Tango on the Balcony is one of, if not THE BEST, portrayals of PTSD I’ve seen in film or television. As a viewer, you feel the constant tension and readiness to react that the character is experiencing throughout the entire film. On top of that, you experience his self-doubt about the things he did during the war, and watch as he tries to find a way to cope with a truth he doesn’t want to face.” - HORRORGEEK LIFE


VAC (Veterans Advocacy Center) • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) • Voices From War • The Soldiers Project • Peaceful Minds • I WAS THERE Film Workshops • Project 9 Line • Society of Artistic Veterans • Hope for the Warriors

• Screened at the Bronx Vet Center, NYC


Short Film

19 min   |   English  I  2016

Writer/Director  I  Minos Papas

Producers  I  Liz Sargent, Michael Day, Minos Papas


Aristotle Stamat, Giuseppe Bausilio

Hakan Tolga Polat

Faced with the apparition of an Iraqi boy he may have killed in combat, Iraq war veteran John Wexler struggles with the continuing symptoms of PTSD and his transition to civilian life. Johnny wrestles with post traumatic stress and the transition to civilian life. He is tormented by an incessant hyper vigilance and insomnia, and the lingering questions of his past actions in combat.

The film is partnered with ten veterans support organizations with over 2 million members combined. Electronic Press Kit available upon request.

All rights available.


Best Director, Int'l Short Film Festival of Cyprus

Best Screenplay, Delhi Shorts Int'l Film Festival

Best Foreign Short (Overall), Forth Worth Independent Film Showcase

Best Foreign Short (Drama), Forth Worth Independent Film Showcase

Founder's Award, 5th North Carolina Film Festival

Audience Choice Runner Up, Erie Int'l Film Festival


GI Film Festival

7th SoHo Int'l Film Festival

10th NYC Greek Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival

San Francisco Veterans Film Festival

International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka Bangladesh 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Int’l Film Festival, India

Filums - Int'l Film Festival, Lahore Pakistan)


International Motion Festival, Cyprus

Hoboken Int'l Film Festival

Best Fiction Film Festival

San Diego Int'l Film Festival

Veterans Film Festival Oakhurst, Australia

Aaretaler Kurzfilmtag, Switzerland

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