Debbie Vandermeulen (producer) has 22 years of experience successfully working with filmmakers assisting them in turning their story ideas into cinematic entertainment that has proven to be profitable and earn recognition at renowned entertainment festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Toronto.
Founder of Fusion Features, Debbie has facilitated many aspects of film production and directly participates in all main producing phases, including development and financing to post-production, marketing and distribution. Throughout her career, Debbie has cultivated partnerships that span a broad spectrum of industries and organizations – entertainment, corporate, education, sports, radio, non-profit, government and community. She is adept at developing strategic pairings across industries to secure funding and talent for projects.
Debbie has extensive experience ensuring the bottom line responsibility for the development, management and operation of both domestically and internationally launched projects. She has also served as a film consultant for international screenwriting labs, produced several film projects while acting as Managing Director/Executive Director for the Foundation of International Film Artists and has producer credits for five features, including the most recent feature film Life Tracker starring Rebecca Marshall (SAW 3D) and Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), My Eleventh, working with executive producer Bryan Singer and starring John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C) and Marin Hinkle (Two and a Half Men) and the documentary, We’ll Always Have Dingle.
Debbie is working with Mark R. Harris (producer of Academy Award winning films Crash and Gods & Monsters) and Patrick Holzen on the feature film Agaat, currently in pre-production, based on the boot “Agaat,” identified by Oprah’s Book Club as a “must read.”
Debbie has also chaired, judged and participated in many prominent film festivals around the world.
Her favorite poet is Maya Angelou.