R. Christian Anderson

R. Christian Anderson

Telegraph Landing Productions
Director and Screenwriter

Las Vegas, Nevada

Member Since:
April 2015
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About R.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Hollywood, his passion for film came at an early age. His mother was a radio announcer for station KMPC. His step-father was Raymond D. Bowman, a noted music critic, who later owned an art gallery in Beverly Hills, where he learned art appreciation and composition from artists such as Innocenzo Daraio, Mae Babitz, and Leonora Cetone Starr. At age 12 he met dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, who encouraged his love of art. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he worked as an illustrator and designer with the 62nd Air Base Wing creating orientations and briefings with the Military Airlift Command. He was a member of the Base Honor Guard during that time. He then went on to work with the 2750th Air Base Wing creating military training films with the Air Force Logistics Command. After his discharge he moved to San Francisco where he freelanced as a graphic designer, creating numerous posters, brochures, print ads and collateral materials over the next two decades. He spent two years in Springfield, Ohio where he was active in live theater. During the 1980 season at the Springfield Civic Theater, he performed in two plays, Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" in the part of "Christopher Wren" and played the lead role of "Charles Condomine" in Noel Coward's comedy "Blythe Spirit". He lived in New York City in during the spring of 1984 and worked for a noted entertainment manager. It was during that time he was fortunate to meet several people he admired in film. Among them Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Treat Williams, Shelley Winters, Anthony Franciosa, and Martin Balsam, respectively. This experience further inspired his passion for film. During the 1990s he returned to school to obtain a degree in Multimedia and was employed by two advertising agencies in San Diego for several years. He was also a freelance writer and had several articles on film published in magazines by this time. This soon turned to ghost-writing screenplays before finally directing his first feature-length film "Defcon 2012." He now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he concentrates full-time on directing, screenwriting and co-writing songs. His latest feature is the documentary/drama "When the World Came to San Francisco", which had its premiere in October 2015.

Unique traits: Song writer, film poster designer, and historic advisor.

Credits

Awards

  • Top Music Video - "Manhattan Montage" - New York Jazz Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Mixed Genre Jazz Film Award - "The Ghosts of San Francisco" - New York Jazz Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Best Science Fiction Film - "Deacon 2012" - New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
    (2010)

Education

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