Don Wallace, Patricia McKenzie
Derek Vitatoe, Jupiter Makins
Angie Everhart, David Andrews
From an early age, Derek Vitatoe began creating storylines that resonate with many people, drawing from real life situations and realities by highlighting them through film and other creative avenues. After devoting over 20 years of his life to Corporate America holding various leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Johnson and Johnson, and Ford Motor Company, Vitatoe discovered his true purpose in life and decided to chase his destiny in film-making.
Derek Vitatoe is widely known for his novels highlighting fictional detective Madeline Harris, the protagonist of the Madeline Harris series. His books, With These Hands and Deacon’s Circle, earned him a host of dedicated and faithful readers waiting in the wings for his next page-turner. Vitatoe then followed up with his first Non-Fiction book titled, Pink Slip Panic: A Manager’s Guide to Keeping Employees Off The Chopping Block.
Continuing to follow and fulfill his passions, Vitatoe began his film career in 2011 by writing, directing, and producing his first short film, Fidelity, which received several accolades and screened at film festivals, including the Texas Black Film Festival. Vitatoe’s most recent script, Anathema, follows the lives of Private Investigator Kylie Morgan, and Detective Anthony Woods as they track down a ruthless killer. Vitatoe will serve as Director on this film, allowing actors to be their creative, unique selves while guiding them towards the end goal -- a complete and amazing movie. Vitatoe puts a great many of his own experiences into this film as well as his other projects. Vitatoe currently has over 4 intriguing scripts written that are in the pipeline to be produced in the near future. His passion for greatness is as deeply rooted in him as his passion for success.
A master’s degree graduate from Central Michigan University, Vitatoe was accepted into the Chaffey Junior College Hall of Fame in 2004, receiving an award for Outstanding Performance and Career Achievement.