What if you plot a murder, but the victim has plans of her own?

TOM YOUNG   GERARDO DAVILA   SANDY BAUMANN   MARIA DURAND

A Tangled Web

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A Tangled Web Synopsis

An arrogant young husband, Antonio De Cuellar, is having an affair. His lover, Diana Salazar, is an attractive and ambitious real estate salesperson, and they rendezvous in her houses for sale. Diana needles Antonio about his reluctance to seek a divorce from his wealthy, neurotic wife, Luisa. And even if he did, Antonio would be poor; his wife controls their wealth.

But there is one way out: doing away with Luisa.

Unknown to the two, Luisa has hired an unscrupulous private investigator, Morton Grimes, to spy on them. Former cop, part-time PI and full-time alcoholic, the job is perfect for Grimes. His sordid information about her husband’s affair makes the wife even more unstable.

The private eye, meanwhile, becomes interested in Diana for himself. During the course of an intense murder investigation, he confronts her, knowing already of her conspiracy with Antonio. Slowly, carefully, these two enter into a mutually beneficial -and ruthless- relationship of convenience. But as everyone involved comes to discover, in this crime nothing goes as planned.

 

 

Crestwood Pictures Presents

A JP Thomas / Ed Bird Film

With TOM YOUNG | GERARDO DAVILA | SANDY BAUMANN | MARIA DURAND

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Tom Young

Tom Young

Morton Grimes View Details
Gerardo Davila

Gerardo Davila

Antonio De Cuellar View Details
Sandy Baumann

Sandy Baumann

Luisa De Cuellar View Details
Tom Young

Tom Young

Morton Grimes

With more than three dozen film and television credits to his resume, Dallas actor, director and executive producer Tom Young is the best actor you’ve probably never heard of…yet. Tom Young started acting eighteen years ago after a stint doing stand-up comedy. Tom has landed guest starring roles in network television series including Walker, Texas Ranger, Dallas Reunion, and The Good Guys. He has a recurring role in the independent television series Cowboy and Lucky as Brother Sam and is Sonny Vicious in the upcoming web series The Sonny Vicious Chronicles. He’s appeared in numerous independent feature films and shorts. Tom Young, along with Gerardo Davila and Miranda Martinez, was ranked among the Top-20 Actors in Texas in an IMDb list created by Film Dallas.

Gerardo Davila

Gerardo Davila

Antonio De Cuellar

Gerardo Davila was born on April 24, 1975 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico as Gerardo De Jesus Davila. He is an actor, known for Super (2010), Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011) and Frontera (2012). He has been married to Monica Lisbeth Davila since March 16, 2002. They have one child.

Sandy Baumann

Sandy Baumann

Luisa De Cuellar

As an Actor, Producer and Writer, Sandy Baumann has appeared in several screen and stage productions. After earning a Bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, she interned with the DFW Film Commission and later made history as the first female “camera man” for the Spanish KUVN TV station on the TV show “Buenos Dias, Dallas, Ft. Worth”. Sandy has held a variety of roles both in English and Spanish markets including Actor, Producer, Casting, Script Supervisor, and Writer on various TV and film projects. In 2007, she utilized her experience to write and produce her first short film, the dark comedy Billy Mean Pipes, directed by Jon Keeyes and slated for the film festival circuit.

Maria Durand

Maria Durand

Diana Salazar View Details
Tracie Foster

Tracie Foster

Joanna Stevens View Details
Rick Herod

Rick Herod

THEODORE MURRAY View Details
Miranda Martinez

Miranda Martinez

Christina View Details
Maria Durand

Maria Durand

Diana Salazar

Maria F. Durand is known for A Tangled Web (2014), Chase (2010) and Inspector Mom (2006).

Tracie Foster

Tracie Foster

Joanna Stevens

Tracie Foster has a BFA from SFA University. Since graduating she has been lucky enough to continuously work in the entertainment industry. Other films include: REDEMPTION, PROTOCAL 47 and MEMORY. Tracie does local theatre as well as National Tours, and every once in a while, a commercial. When she isn’t acting she is teaching dance, playing the harp or baking. She had a great time working on the film A TANGLED WEB!!!!

Rick Herod

Rick Herod

THEODORE MURRAY

This Texas born actor is the only son of parents, H.G. “Guy” Herod and Joyce Marie Fox. Rick was raised and attended schools in Arlington, Texas. Rick showed an interest for entertaining and acting from childhood, singing in talent shows, dancing, and acting in plays. Rick joined the Army after high school and was trained in Army Aviation. He was sent to Europe for his first duty station. After a year in Germany, he volunteered for flying duty in Vietnam. He served with the 101st Airborne Div. A Co. 101st Assault Helicopter Bn. in 1969. He sustained a leg injury late in his tour, and was sent home. When released from the service, he married and had two children. He attended some college, worked different jobs, eventually settling back into aviation work. Rick was divorced in 1988. He married his high school sweetheart in 1992, and remains spoken for to date. Rick’s love for entertaining had always remained, and in 1991, with the advice from a friend, and his wife, he made acting his goal as a career. Rick is already credited with an impressive body of work in Film, TV, and commercials, including working alongside Academy Award Winner Billy Bob Thornton in the film Friday Night Lights, and two time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Tom Wilkinson in the film The Night of the White Pants.

Miranda Martinez

Miranda Martinez

Christina

Miranda Martinez has been heavily involved in various areas of media since 1998. As an actress, Miranda has appeared in many regional and national commercials as well as independent films. Behind the scenes, she has performed various crew positions, ranging from producer, production coordinator, to casting director to 1st AD. Miranda is currently living in Los Angeles and works mostly as a casting director, but acting is still her first love. Originally from the Republic of Panama, Miranda arrived in the US only speaking Spanish. Five years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Southern Methodist University. She is of Chinese, Spanish, Puerto Rican and Jamaican descent.

The Making of A Tangled Web

While location scouting in Mexico for another film, JP Thomas started writing what would later become A Tangled Web. He had been thinking about a whodunit for several years, in which a detective gets himself romantically involved in a domestic murder scheme. Working with friend and producer Ed Bird, the two hammered out the complicated script. A lot of technical details had to be worked out to make the plot accurate. “When I talked to the medical examiner’s office on planning a murder, I was afraid they were thinking I needed the info for personal use!” said Thomas.

To bring the story to life, a relatively large cast was needed. But when producer Ed put out an Internet casting call, he and JP were happily overwhelmed with submissions. “We were flooded with resumes,” said Bird, “but that’s a nice problem to have.”

The script also called for a challenging variety of locations. Mansions, morgues and quarter-million dollar yachts are not always easy to come by. For those and the rest, the production team did it the old-fashioned way: legwork. The many scouting trips, phone calls and emails paid off, however. “We were amazed at how willing and eager people were to help out on a movie,” said Thomas, “without them we would have no picture.”

After the initial 4-week shoot, about eighty percent of the movie was safely “in the can”. But it was that last twenty percent that would prove difficult- and time-consuming. Sets needed building, special effects had to be devised and out-of-town locations secured. And after that, a seeming eternity of editing and post-production.

Now finally, the cast and crew and all involved can see the results of their good work: There’s a movie to watch! “We’re grateful to a super bunch,” said Thomas. And everyone looks forward to a hopeful and bright future for A Tangled Web.

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JP Thomas, Director

JP Thomas is a graduate of the New York University TSOA Film School. Returning home, he worked on commercials in Dallas for several years. By that time he had grown quite fond of eating daily and took any job to pay the bills. After receiving a grant from the Irving Community Television Network, Thomas, working with friend Ed Bird, directed a made-for-cable short film, Five-Finger Discount. The movie went on to be nominated for a Cable Ace Award. After surviving some industrial video production, JP started work on A Tangled Web. It was to be his feature-length directorial debut. “We wanted something with the guilty fun of a telenovela,” said Thomas, “and though it took us -ahem- longer than we ever imagined, I think we actually have a fun picture. So here’s to a great cast and crew!” JP lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Lily, and son, Juan.

Ed Bird

Ed Bird, Producer

From an early age, Ed wanted to be a professional football player or a filmmaker. Since the former had some physical requirements that he missed by the thinnest margin, he concentrated on the latter, earning a Radio / TV / Video / Film degree from The University of North Texas in 1993. Since then, he has worked on approximately twenty independent feature films, as well as numerous short films, and commercial and industrial videos. Ed previously worked as Line Producer on the critically-acclaimed feature film Hate Crime. He is very grateful to everyone who has given so much time, effort, and professionalism to help realize A Tangled Web.

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