Greg Scott Reitman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, executive producer, national best selling author, public speaker and founder of Blue Water Film Institute, Blue Water Film Festival, and Blue Water Summit. He is best known for directing, producing and writing films Hollywood’s Magical Island- Catalina (2003), Fuel (2008), Rooted in Peace (2016), and Crypto (2019). Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Filmmaker” Movie Maker Magazine describes him as “one of the top ten film makers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc. (2000) an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.
Greg has written, produced and directed diverse genres of award-winning content for audiences around the world for theatrical and streaming releases with Landmark theaters, Lions Gate, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, GAIA, ZDF, ARTE, PBS, amongst others.
Currently, Blue Water Entertainment has a slate of motion pictures, documentary and docu series in development including Finding Felini, Snap, Kohola, and Heroes of the Earth, based on the book published by Routledge, UK
After the movie Rooted in Peace was released and garnered worldwide attention, publisher Llewellyn Publications published his work, Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace. In 2017, Reitman became a national best selling author winning: Best Spiritual Author (Spirituality & Health Magazine); Best Spiritual Real-Life Story (Spirituality & Health Magazine); & Best Memoir (Living Now Book Awards). In 2018, Brilliance Publishing, an Amazon Company released the audible narrated by Reitman.
Greg is also a nationally recognized speaker in entertainment, transformative thought, marketing and distribution. He has been featured at leading eco summits, film festivals and guest lecturing at universities such as Aspen Renewable Energy Summit, ASU – Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Boston University, Cannes Int’l Film Festival, Columbia College, Columbia University, David Lynch Masters Film Program, Digital Hollywood, Earth X, Fordham University, Int’l Screenwriter’s Association, Oracle Conference, Maharishi School of Management, NYU-Tisch, SMPTE, Sundance Film Festival, UCLA, UMASS Amherst, United Nations, UNOPS, University of Santa Cruz, Sustainable Production Forum, to name a few.
Reitman received a BA at University of Massachusetts Amherst . His early roots for the love of the oceans and nature crystallized during university life where he became a certied NAUI underwater scuba diver, underwater photographer and organizer of a tree planting mission, The Giving Tree: Rooted in Peace. Reitman returned to attend graduate school in 2000 at UCLA Film & Television Extension program receiving a degree in Film & Television and Marketing and Distribution. His first directing assignment, he was hired by legendary musician, Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar. In 2008 he continued his film education receiving a Producers Masters Film Certificate through the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and Tel-Aviv University. In 2010 Reitman befriended film director, David Lynch where he learned TM meditation. In 2019, Reitman became an adjunct professor at NYU-Tisch teaching the essentials of marketing and distribution.
Throughout the years people have been asking for me to update my personal website allowing fans to follow my journey into Hollywood as a green filmmaker. The time as arrived and starting today fans will be able to follow me as we Green Hollywood and allow creativity, and consciousness based entertainment to take root into Hollywood.
What began for me 15 years ago purchasing my Catalina Kelp Forest book at the Malibu Dive Shop and then meeting my two filmmakers Tommy Bluemer (Producer) and Bill Totolo (Director Photography) up at UCLA Film School changed the course of my life. It led me on a journey of writing, producing, & directing my first feature documentary film on Catalina Island. Subsequently, filmmaking is now a full time passion and more importantly a career of creating movies that uplift humanity. Winning the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival for FIELDS OF FUEL now FUEL opened my eyes to how films with intention for social action can move the masses to a higher state of consciousness. My new feature documentary film, ROOTED in PEACE serves the same purpose in helping all of us wake up to a world worth living. I’m looking forward to sharing with you the next ten years of building a slate of motion pictures with that same intention; making content that transforms our world.
In the website you’ll find rare photos, videos, interviews, music, updates on my film projects, as well as the most current projects that I’m taking on.
There is no doubt how fortunate I am to do the work I do. But the biggest enjoyment comes from people who experience a Blue Water Entertainment film and find a pathway to their happiness.
I hope you enjoy the site.