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Tangled Leash is a newly formed production company made up of experienced industry professionals with the long term goal of creating high quality, low budget, independent films targeting wide release demographics.

who we are

Daniel Cummings - Writer/Lead Producer/Actor

Daniel’s best known performances are from his recurring and guest star roles on TV shows such as NCIS, General Hospital, The Last Ship, and Hit the Floor. Having studied writing at the University of Colorado and improv at LA’s Upright Citizens Brigade, his comedic writing is featured in the sketch group he co-founded New Feelings Time, which has garnered over 3.9 million hits on YouTube.

Scott Kruse - Writer/Lead Producer/Actor

Also a co-founder of New Feelings Time and short form sketch group Scottish Kurtsies, Scott has been writing and performing in LA for the better part of a decade, performing with The Groundlings and onstage at many of the city’s storied venues. He wrote and starred in the short film Knights of the Long Table, named best comedic short film at the 2015 Independent Filmmakers Showcase. Catch him on Marvel's Agents of Shield in Spring 2019.


Nate Bakke - Director/Producer

Nate has been an independent spirit in the Colorado film industry since graduating from the University of Colorado. He has been featured as an actor in local features such as Alien Valley and the horror favorite EAT, while also directing acting programs at Visionbox Studios. He also co-founded production company Noggin Sauce Pictures, producing festival favorite short films Mrs. Drake and Spare Change.

Josh Long - Writer/Associate Producer

Josh brings a wealth of studio production experience to the team, having worked as a 1st AD on nearly 40 productions in LA, his ability to run a production efficiently will be key to finishing Man Camp on time and within budget. Also an accomplished writer, his original screenplays Ladies & Gentleman, Rhett Stingray and Bloomingfield are being developed for future production on the Tangled Leash slate.

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Alex Parker - Director of Photography

Alex is a USC film school alum whose incredible eye and knack for comedy immediately attracted us to him for this project. Man Camp will be his second feature, having also shot various web series and short films starring actors such as Aubrey Plaza and Alia Shawkat.


Rachel Swetnam - Art Director

Rachel is our in house MacGyver, responsible for transforming family restaurants into biker bars, building bear paws on sticks at an hour's notice, and everything in between. A one woman wrecking crew, the look of Man Camp was brought from page to screen by Rachel's ingenuity.

Andrew Fernandez - Production Manager

Andrew has a long resume of production management, including Project Greenlight for HBO, Who Do You Think You Are on NBC, and numerous Funny or Die originals. Also an accomplished writer and director, he has produced a number of pilot projects and live shows for Upright Citizens Brigade and Miles Stroth's Pack Theater.

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