Greg Reitman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, national best selling author & founder of the Blue Water Film Festival. Described by Movie Maker Magazine as “one of the top ten filmmakers producing content that impacts our world.” He is the founder of Blue Water Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company focusing on environmentally conscious broad based entertainment.
Greg is the founder of the Blue Water Film Festival a non-profit committed to the preservation of the planet through the art of storytelling which coincides every year on June 8th, World Oceans Day. The mission of the Blue Water Film Festival is to encourage attendees to think broadly about how climate change affects planet Earth and think deeply about the universal concerns and actions needed to bring us into balance. 50% of all film selections are non-US productions, helping to fulfill the festival mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding through film.
Greg served as an Executive Producer on the feature film, “Crypto” starring Kurt Russell, Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, released theatrically by Lions Gate (2019) and streams on Hulu.
Widely regarded as Hollywood’s “Green Filmmaker” Greg produced the Sundance Audience Award-winning feature documentary “Fuel” (“A vital, superbly assembled documentary” — Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times). Fuel played at dozens of film festivals, won numerous awards, short-listed for the Academy Awards, released theatrically, aired on CNBC and streams on Amazon Prime.
Prior to producing Fuel, Greg wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary “Hollywood’s Magical Island – Catalina (“A charming and nostalgic slice of Americana that beautifully recreates a sense of place.” – Andrea Hanson, American Public Television). The award-winning documentary was shown at over a dozen film festivals, features exclusive interviews with big band legend Les Brown, oceanographer Jean Michel Cousteau, music surf legend Dick Dale, actors Tony Dow, Gregory Harrison, and Kathleen Quinlan. The film was narrated by Peter Coyote and syndicates nationally on PBS.
His latest film is the award-winning feature documentary, “Rooted in Peace” (Reitman’s authenticity is what makes this film worth seeing” Herbert Paine, Broadway World) which debut at the United Nations and features interviews with renowned personalities including Deepak Chopra, David Lynch, Pete Seeger, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to name a few. The feature documentary won Best Feature Documentary at the New York Festival, Impact Award for Excellence, and screened at numerous film festivals, released theatrically, and currently streams on Amazon Prime.
Greg is also 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) for his recent work, Rooted in Peace: An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace published by Llewellyn Publications. Subsequently, Brilliance Publishing, an Amazon Company released the audible.
Greg Reitman has a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with international studies at Florence University in Florence, Italy; Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan; and Tel-Aviv University in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He received a Masters Producers Certificate in Creative Producing from The Jewish Federation – Tel Aviv University as well as a Master Certificate from UCLA Extension in writing, producing, directing, marketing and distribution. He is an active member of the IDA, DPA, IMA, Director’s Guild of America and teaches Film Marketing & Distribution at UCSD as an Associate Professor.
He currently resides in Del Mar, CA, living a “green lifestyle.”
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.