Meet Lee Cummings

Lee Cummings is a filmmaker based in California with more than 20 years of experience as a Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Scriptwriter and Editor. In 2009, Cummings orchestrated his first full-length feature film distributed by a global film distributor.

Cummings founded 505 films, with a focus on music videos, Full Circle Entertainment with a focus on films, and has progressed to being the founder of Str8forward Media, a full service production and media company (film, pilots, commercials, internet content, etc.). As Founder and President of Str8forward Media, Cummings has directed commercials and film projects for clients throughout the Bay Area, including The Travel Channel, MythBusters, and Burt’s Bees.

Cummings’ mentorship under Eric Blakeney (creator of “21 Jump Street” and discoverer of Johnny Depp) has helped him work with other prominent filmmakers such as Jeffrey Allard (“Texas Chain Saw Massacre” starring Jessica Biel), Mitchell Altieri (Butcher Brothers, “April Fool’s Day”), and Scout Taylor-Compton (“Halloween” films by Rob Zombie) amongst many others. Cummings is currently awaiting the release of his directorial feature film STAR LIGHT in Spring/Summer of 2019, also has two films in pre-production scheduled for 2019 production, and is working alongside Blakeney this spring on a pilot for a TV show based on Blakeney’s experiences in Hollywood.

Cummings holds a BA in Theatre from UC Davis. Besides building his company and creating content, Cummings ensures he gives back to the community by tutoring young filmmakers and consulting with homegrown companies in his community like Crossing the Jordan.

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