Darren is Co-Founder and Managing Director of NextTime Productions. Along with his brother Harley, they create and produce Epic Meal Time. Darren has helped grow the Montreal production company into one of the top influencer channels on YouTube. Epic Meal Time is currently the number one on-line cooking show. With a Masters degree in teaching, and a decade of experience as an educator, Darren made the leap to producing online content in 2010.
As Managing Director, Darren has created and developed strategic partnerships with various online networks to monetize their channel’s views. Through creative and thoughtful integrations and strategic collaborations in the industry, Darren has helped position NextTime Productions and their properties as one of the more exciting companies to work with for online advertising and marketing campaigns.
Some of the companies that have worked with NextTime Productions include Studio71, Yoshimoto Entertainment, CH Media, MSN, Trion Worlds, Hearst Communications, Netflix, Anheuser Busch, Nissan and Ubisoft.
Some of the collaborations that have partnered with NextTime Productions include Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Deadmau5, Tony Hawk, Simon Cowell and Jamie Oliver.
Darren has been an Executive Producer for three U.S. television programs based off of their YouTube properties, with a fourth series currently in pre-production. He is also in production on a scripted comedy series for the CBC.