Nancy Criss

Nancy Criss

Nandar Entertainment
Director, Editor and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Nancy

Mini Biography

Nancy Criss is NANDAR's Co-Founder and President. She is a woman of many talents; all emanating from entrepreneurial spirit that energizes her ability to create opportunities from success in everything that she does. This belief in her first became evident when, at age 11, she won a regional championship in western horsemanship. Her love of horses and involvement in rodeo and ranching continues to this day. By the age of 13 Nancy begun her career in show business, with a role in the TV series, "Petrocelli," followed by a recurring roles in the Paramount series, "Webster." Before long she was appearing in variety of TV and feature films, commercials and stage plays.

During high school and college Nancy continued her theatrical and equestrian activities and, at one point, considered going into criminal law as a career, but opted for marriage and family instead. Before long her instincts for business led into an opportunity to grow a local mailing services company into a firm earning more than a million dollars a year. That success gave her the impetus to create a new international delivery services company (Global Services of Arizona). When that firm reached $1.6 million in annual sales she sold it to invest in and devote her full time to the creation and management of the Nandar Entertainment Group.

Off and on, over the years, as an actress, Nancy also continued to participate in rodeo events. She was also developing a serious interest in the production side of the entertainment business. She decided to test her management skills by producing a feature film, "True Legends of the West." It is now being readied for distribution

Even with all the challenges and long hours necessitated by filmmaking in an ever increasing competitive marketplace, Nancy still finds time to enjoy competing in the Professional Women's Rodeo Association, riding and roping and raising her daughter, Nicole, almost 5, who is already riding horses and cavorting in front of the camera.

Actress, horsewoman, entrepreneur, producer, mother; a new breed of entertainment executive. Leadership built on understanding relationships and the laws of success.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Andy Ettinger

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  • XYZ Project

    XYZ Project (2017)
    Film (Thriller) Producer Tara doesn't know if she's going crazy, or being manipulated. Is she following down the same path her mother did? Will mental illness take her life? Or is it something more sinister?

  • Bella Mia

    Bella Mia (2017)
    Film (Action and Drama) Producer Talent isn't everything. Beauty isn't everything. Fame and fortune in the Pop Music Industry don't come easy.

  • Take 2 for Faith

    Take 2 for Faith (2017)
    Film (Drama) Director Following a very public fall from grace, a country music legend seeks refuge in her rural Georgia hometown, where she rediscovers feelings for her high school sweetheart, the local pastor. But the homecoming is bittersweet.

  • A Heart Runs Free

    A Heart Runs Free (2016)
    Film (Drama) Producer Determined to change the path their troubled teenage son is on, a concerned mother and father touch many more lives than they ever imagined. Written by Kenneth Lemm

  • Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting

    Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting (2016)
    Film (Musical) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent

    Fishes 'n Loaves: Heaven Sent (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Producer When an inner city pastor is re-assigned to a rural church, he and his family must find away to adapt to their new, unfamiliar environment.

  • Fire and Ice

    Fire and Ice (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Producer Hank Loneman and Aqua Velvet are cleaning up the streets. They're kicking names and taking ass. Loneman, the Cop, and Velvet, the master of disguise are trying to bring down Baby Face Malone. Steak and Eggs.

  • Broken A Musical

    Broken A Musical (2016)
    Film by Nandar Entertainment Director/Producer

  • Fishes 'N Loaves

    Fishes 'N Loaves (2016)
    Film by Nandar Entertainment Director/Producer

  • ACCALIA:  Steward of Syriacus

    ACCALIA: Steward of Syriacus (2016)
    Film by Nandar Entertainment Director/Producer

  • Under Surveillance

    Under Surveillance (2015)
    TV Movie (Crime) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Broken: A Musical

    Broken: A Musical (2015)
    Film (Musical) Producer Mona returns to the city to renew her life with her best friend Helen following her grandmother's death. Mona reluctantly attends a raucous party with Helen, even though her ex, Jason, will be there, where she encounters the charming Dirk who alters her life. Written by Taylor Cleghorn

  • KodeOrange: Los Angeles

    KodeOrange: Los Angeles (2015)
    Television (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Sparrows: Nesting

    The Sparrows: Nesting (2015)
    Film (Drama and Family) Producer Feeling a lack of purpose in her life as her teenage children Emily and Max grow increasingly independent, and her husband, Mike, devotes most of his time and energy to his growing business, Anna Sparrow follows the advice of her Pastor and volunteers at the local food bank. While helping the disadvantaged, Anna meets Maria Sanchez. From very different backgrounds, the two women bond over their shared love for their families. As the women grow closer, Maria reveals her concern for her precocious, but lonely daughter Bella, who she fears is being bullied at school. At Anna's urging, her teenage daughter Emily takes Bella under her wings. Maria's husband, Hector, loses his job, and his ability to provide for his family. He falls into despair as he's unable to find work, and turns back to drinking. When he finds Maria at the Sparrow's house, he assumes she is cleaning houses. His pride overcomes him and demands she leave with him. Anna agrees to watch Bella as Maria leaves with Hector, ... Written by Kenneth Lemm

  • A Horse for Summer

    A Horse for Summer (2015)
    Film (Drama and Family) Producer When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.

  • Deadly Sanctuary

    Deadly Sanctuary (2015)
    Film by Nandar Entertainment Director/Producer

  • Waiting in the Wings: The Musical

    Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Music and Musical) Producer WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL stars two entertainers, destined for the big time, who are mismatched in a casting office from two very different online contests. Tony (Adam Huss), a stripper from New York, is cast in an Off-Broadway musical and needs to trade in his tear-away trunks for tap shoes and tights. Anthony (Jeffrey A Johns), a naive musical theatre enthusiast from Montana, needs to decide if he can strip all the way down just to stay in town. Hilarity ensues as they realize that in order to "make it" they're going have to learn some new tricks. Shirley Jones, Sally Struthers, and Lee Meriwether round out this heartwarming homage to Broadway with some delightful cameos.

  • The Dream-Naperz

    The Dream-Naperz (2014)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Horror) Producer Josiah wakes up in an all-white room and tries to determine if it is reality or a dream. He is visited by a other worldly girl who claims to be Angel, and tells him that he must stop a group of demons lead by a demon known as the Dream-Naper (played by Romane Simon). Angel wants to get Josiah to accept the spirit world, learn his powers and save a victim who the Dream-Napers have targeted as their next victim (played by a very talented eight year old girl-Chalet Lizette Brannan). Angelique decides to seek out the angel and experiment and learn how to use his powers to fight in the dream world. Will Josiah be able to stop the dream napers or will his soul be taken as well? Written by Romane Simon

  • The Gay List: Los Angeles

    The Gay List: Los Angeles (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Dante's One Man Comedy Hour

    Dante's One Man Comedy Hour (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Best Friends

    Best Friends (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Producer "Best Friends" is the story of two young girls who take a leap of faith and decide to chase their dreams of Hollywood stardom. One is an introvert who escapes her shyness through acting; the other a rambunctious singer with a golden voice. After several attempts they convince their parents to move to LA for the summer. If they succeed in their selected craft, they will move permanently. Upon their arrival they experience the ups and downs of the Hollywood media circus, but through it all they have their families and most importantly, each other. Written by M. Johnson

  • Finding Mr. Wright

    Finding Mr. Wright (2011)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer When an ambitious, serious-minded talent manager is forced to attend a wilderness therapy retreat weekend to save his disastrous, Hollywood-starlet client's career, he has no clue he is about to fall unexpectedly head over heels for her new, awkward, fun-loving life-coach. Written by Jake Helgren

  • Suffer the Child

    Suffer the Child (2010)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Producer As an accident victim clings to life, a powerful entity seeks retribution on the criminals driving the car that ran her down.

  • On the Road Weekly

    On the Road Weekly (2009 - 2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer ON THE ROAD: Weekly, priding itself on being one of the new most foremost authorities in news magazine Entertainment business OTR will also bring a little of the Hollywood style into the exciting world of the country industry. The primary focus of this show will be bringing you highlights from your favorite professional rodeo to interviews with A list country western artist, behind the scenes look of the latest movies, celebrity interviews and more. The look and feel of the show is along the lines of an entertainment style news magazine. Meeting some of the top celebrities, performers and artists across the country will provide both educational and entertaining insight into the skills and lifestyles viewers will want to see. Written by PK

  • Mindbender

    Mindbender (2009)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Producer A brilliant, yet meek military scientist named Todd Spindly is ordered to build a mind control machine to extract secrets from a Soviet prisoner. Despite reservations, Todd pushes forward, aided by his manic assistant, Herbert. As the deadline approaches however, Herbert's erratic behavior takes a dark turn, and Todd is forced into a battle of wills to gain control of the device - and his own sanity. Written by Andre LeBlanc

  • Finding B.C. the Biker Chick

    Finding B.C. the Biker Chick (2009)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The story of two sisters separated at an early age and the paths they take. Who they meet along the way in and around Tucson, AZ.

  • 2008 Ultimate Mormon Lake Team Roping

    2008 Ultimate Mormon Lake Team Roping (2008)
    Video (Sport) Producer Thirteen exciting complete short go rounds from the Jack Fuller 4th of July Team Roping held in the beautiful town of Mormon Lake, Arizona. This DVD brings you all the short go rounds plus the All Girl Team Roping held over the 4th of July weekend. Written by N. Criss

  • Home Is You

    Home Is You (2008)
    Video (Short) Producer A theme lyric "Home Is You" from the quantum fiction novel, FLIGHT, by Vanna Bonta is woven into original soundtrack scoring elements of the story's fictional characters who become real and interact with the author. The book's ending occurs as headline news. Written by AMC

  • Fear House

    Fear House (2008)
    Film (Horror) Producer Friends and family pursue an estranged writer to an isolated house only to find that, once they've entered, their own fears will kill them if they leave.

  • Al's Beef

    Al's Beef (2008)
    Film (Short and Western) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Bloodied, barefoot, and branded like cattle, a mysterious woman wanders into a desolate frontier town with an aim to kill the son of a bitch that done her wrong.

  • Manje'

    Manje' (2007)
    Film (Horror) Producer How far are you willing to go for love? Nine friends decide to vacation in one of the most rural locations in the country in an attempt to end the mourning period of one of their beloved. Krista is dealing with the recent death of her father and relies on Marc for comfort and protection. Unbeknownst to them a tenth member has joined the festivities, but with less joyous ideas in mind. When their friends start dying, Marc and Krista must unravel an old mystery to avoid becoming victims themselves. Written by chris morgan

  • A Dragon's Tale

    A Dragon's Tale (2006)
    Film (Action) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Back Roads

    Back Roads (2006)
    Video (Documentary) Producer The making of a Country Western Artist.

  • Entertainment Today Television

    Entertainment Today Television (2006)
    Television (News) Producer Weekly Entertainment Newsmagazine with in depth interviews and a sneak peak at the latest release films.

  • Rodeo Sports World

    Rodeo Sports World (2006)
    Video (Action) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Flat Tire

    Flat Tire (2005)
    Film (Drama and Short) Producer Rita Felt never thought changing a tire would change her life.

  • Half & Half

    Half & Half (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.

  • House M.D.

    House M.D. (2005)
    Television (Drama and Mystery) Actress The series follows the life of anti-social, pain killer addict, witty and arrogant medical doctor Gregory House with only half a muscle in his right leg. He and his team of medical doctors try to cure very ill ordinary people in the United States of America. Written by Samtroy

  • Stacked

    Stacked (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Skyler Dayton is tired of her non-stop partying lifestyle and bad choices in boyfriends. Wanting a major life change, she wanders into "The Stacks," a small family-run bookstore owned by Gavin Dewitt and his brother, Stuart. Divorced and unlucky in love himself, Gavin's inclined to regard Skyler as an embodiment of the vacuous, image-obsessed culture he has come to abhor. Stuart, however, is dazzled by Skyler's beauty and, much to Gavin's horror, offers her a job at their store, which she happily accepts as the first step in her quest for a steadier lifestyle. Unhappy that she's going to be minding the till next to such an intimidating bombshell is the store's sole other employee, Katrina, who doles out doses of realism and cynicism. Rounding out the characters is the store's one steady customer, Harold March a preeminent but retired rocket scientist. Written by JustAli25

  • Gilmore Girls

    Gilmore Girls (2005)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress Thirty-two year old single mom, Lorelai, lives with her daughter Rory in the small town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with crazy neighbors and many ups and downs. The two go everywhere together and are each other's best friends. No matter what goes on, they always end up happy and eating take-out!

  • Nunchaku Freestyle Techniques

    Nunchaku Freestyle Techniques (2004)
    Video (Family) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Arrested Development

    Arrested Development (2004)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth - the stair car that accompanied their private jet. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously - and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

  • True Legends of the West

    True Legends of the West (2003)
    Film (Comedy and Western) Producer Two innkeepers meet a strange assortment of outlaws and gunslingers in this hilarious comedy set in the Old West.

  • Roping to Win

    Roping to Win (2003)
    Video (Short and Family) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Without a Trace

    Without a Trace (2003)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Switch

    Switch (2001)
    Film Producer Add a Plot »

  • ...Or Forever Hold Your Peace

    ...Or Forever Hold Your Peace (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Down Will Come Baby

    Down Will Come Baby (1999)
    TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Actress Leah Garr wants to move from Phoenix to take a new job in Denver to help her family (Husband Marcus and Daughter Robin). When Robin goes to camp to give her parents time to sort things out, something unexpected occurs. On Robin's return from camp she finds out her mom is taking the new job in Denver, only returning each weekend to visit. During this turmoil in Robin's life, A new lady, Dorothy, befriends Robin, moves into the same apartment complex and spends a lot of time with her and her father Marcus. Leah is concerned about this because she does not know very much about Dorothy or her intentions. It soon becomes clear that Dorothy is after much more than friendship with the Garr family. Written by Art Corvelay

  • Ruby Jean and Joe

    Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
    TV Movie (Drama and Western) Actress The elderly and fading rodeo-rider Joe Wade (Tom Selleck) picks up the young female hitchhiker Ruby Jean (Rebekah Johnson). Even though that Joe is constantly being corrected by Ruby Jean their beginning friendship is growing. Their conversations on the road puts both of them in a position to deal with their lives. Written by <ufferingpetersen@mail.tele.dk>

  • Webster

    Webster (1985)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Actress The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode.

  • Petrocelli

    Petrocelli (1974)
    Television (Drama and Crime) Actress Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built, and travel around in a beat-up old pickup truck. For a quiet rural area, Petrocelli seems to have no trouble running into his share of murderers to defend. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Awards

  • Best Faith-Based Project The Sparrows: Nesting (2015)
    (2015)

  • Pearl Award The Sparrows: Nesting (2015)
    (2015)

  • Best Faith-Based Project A Horse for Summer (2015)
    (2014)

  • Best First Narrative Feature Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014)
    (2014)

  • Best Feature Film A Horse for Summer (2015)
    (2014)

  • Audience Choice Award- Best Fiction Feature Film A Horse for Summer (2015)
    (2014)

  • Best Drama Feature The Sparrows: Nesting (2015)

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