About us

Retrofit Films 

With a development and production background in both television and feature films, Chris Hanada & Tanner Kling co-founded Retrofit Films in 2005 as a digital-first production company (in a pre-YouTube age), and have been producing award-winning original, branded, promotional, and digital content ever since.


Retrofit’s work has been nominated for an Interactive Emmy, nominated twice (one win) for a Producer’s Guild Award, won a WGA award,  and has been broadcast on all major US networks and digital platforms.

Chris & Tanner started their careers working at Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner’s Cruise/Wagner Productions where they spent nearly five years accumulating credits on Mission: Impossible II, Vanilla Sky, and The Others.


In 2015 Retrofit produced the acclaimed series Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters with Chris executive producing and Tanner directing. Their series  This Isn’t Working and The Off Season are currently airing on all ABC streaming platforms, Hulu, and iTunes.

Tanner Kling 


Chris Hanada 


Courtney Prather 

Head of Production

Santiago Marcos 

Creative Executive


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Along with the launch of our ABC digital series The Off Season, we’ve launched a glimpse into the haunting Ship’s Helm Motel, where the show takes place. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT....

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