Summersby Productions is a video production company based in North Bay, Ontario.
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 willing to explore new and different projects that will help us grow as creators.
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.
WHO WE ARE
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 productions both on stage and off. His most notable roles include Riff in West Side Story (TOROS), King Charlies in Pippin (TOROS), King Trident & Chief Louis in The Little Mermaid (Summer Challenge), and Ted in the Canadian Premiere of Island Song (Bay on Stage). During his high school years, Darren took part in the Sears Drama Festival (now the NTS Drama Festival) winning both Awards of Merit for Stage Managing and Award of Excellence at the Distract and Provincial levels for his role of Larry Dixon in Colours in the Storm (The Company). Darren is trained in vocals, having won several first-place ribbons at the Kiwanis Music Festival.
Darren’s interest in film began in 2010 when he was cast in the short film The Autumn Girl and in 2012 for the horror-musical film Stage Fright with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. From there, he became his passion in the film industry. 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 in Film and Television at the National level. Following high school, he directed and produced a micro-short film entitled Moving On which was selected in nearly a dozen International Film Festivals. He studied at Sheridan College in the Honours Bachelor of Film and Television Program. During his time at Sheridan, Darren interned with the popular children network YTV. Darren had the honour of directing the first-ever Musical Short Film as a thesis film in his program at Sheridan. The film, What Comes Next, has gone on to not only be selected into multiple international film festivals but to win Best Film at several festivals around the world.