Darren Portelli – Producer

Darren PortelliDarren has a long history of success as a producer for film and television. An alumnus of the National Screen Institute (Features Program) and Trans Atlantic Partners (2014), THE COCKSURE LADS MOVIE is Darren’s third feature film as producer.

IT WAS YOU CHARLIE (Emmanuel Shirinian) premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in October 2013 and was ranked third among Canadian Films for box office in Canada (Aug 2014). The film is currently playing in theatres in both Canada and the US. Darren also produced ALGONQUIN (Jonathan Hayes), which premiered at Montreal International Film Festival before joining the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit. ALGONQUIN has its Canadian theatrical release in April 2014 and is currently available on ITUNES.

In 2008-2009, Darren was the series co-producer/episode producer for the travel series DEPARTURES. It aired in over 47 countries worldwide and received numerous Gemini Awards including “Best Documentary Series” and “Best Directing.”