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Our Business

Summersby Productions is a video production company based in North Bay, Ontario. 

Specializing in Directing (stage & screen), video editing & videography, our goal is to work with clients to bring their vision to life in experiential and creative measures that may allow us and the client to think outside the box and explore new ventures. We provide a wide variety of services and are willing to explore new and different projects that will help us grow as creators.

Land Acknowledgement 

Summersby Productions sits on the traditional Anishinabek territory, on lands occupied by the peoples of Nipissing and Dokis First Nations whose aboriginal and treaty rights are recognized by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.


We are thankful for the opportunity to explore and grow as a business on this land. 



Darren Summersby was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. First introduced to performing arts at the age of 7, Darren has taken part in over 50 theatre productions as a performer, stage manager and director, and has worked on dozens of others in various backstage and technical positions. During his time in high school, Darren took part in the Sears Drama Festival (now the NTS Drama Festival) winning awards at all three levels of competition for his work on stage and as a stage manager. He was first introduced to film when he was cast in a short film (The Autumn Girl) in 2010 and a feature film in 2012 (Stage Fright). From there, he found his passion for behind-the-scenes. In his senior year of high school, Darren won gold in the Film and Television category at Skills Ontario, going on to represent Team Ontario at the National level. He attended Sheridan College in the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television Program. He focused on Picture Editing and Cinematography and took additional courses in Production Management, Assistant Directing, and Producing. During his final year at Sheridan, he directed the first program musical thesis film leading a cast and crew of 20, which was accepted into over a dozen international film festivals winning four best film awards - including Best Student Film at the Ontario International Film Festival. Since graduation, Darren has worked in multiple positions throughout various companies in North Bay, including assistant to the producer for locally shot Made-For-Televsion movies, directing and editing commercials, corporate content, virtual productions during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and producing podcasts, just to name a few. Darren looks forward to finding new and creative ventures to help him grow as a filmmaker.

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