Founded by Producer Darren Reiter, Purple Productions is a Vancouver-based film production company with a focus on creating locally shot independent feature films. Darren most recently finished filming the edgy & hilarious romantic comedy, Random Acts of Romance, in conjunction with Director/Producer Katrin Bowen and financed in part by Telefilm Canada and Rogers Telefund, with a broadcast date of August 2013 on Super Channel.
Darren’s prior work includes Amazon Falls, an uncompromising 80 minute drama that screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, garnered a Women In Film and Television Artistic Achievement Award, a VIFF Artistic Merit Award and Leo Award for Best Performance by Female Lead. Amazon Falls is currently being broadcast on The Movie Network and is distribute by Celebrity Home Entertainment and in Canada by Indiecan Entertainment Inc.
Work in progress and development includes a role as Executive Producer in Grave Encounters 2, a found footage horror phenomenon written by The Vicious Brothers with a theatrical release date in October 2012. Co-producer of Heart of Dance, a dramatic feature written by Scarlett Bruns to be directed by Terence H. Winkless. And Producer/Creator of Coincidence by Design, a thriller in development with Alexander wood.
Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Darren is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia and The University of Edinburgh. Since 2003 he has been chief executive officer of eMedia Networks Incorporated, a publicly traded sonic branding and out-of-home-advertising company (TSX: EMM), where he oversees business development and international music licensing.