Reality Distortion Field is a writer-driven TV & Film content company built around our personal tastes in genre storytelling.

We develop stories that are compelling, elevated and relevant, which are executed with the greatest consideration for intelligent, quality production.

We use genre to explore themes that are important to our audiences, stimulate conversation, and generate an exchange of ideas across all platforms.

We produce material that will blow your mind.

simon BARRY

Creator/Executive Producer, Co-Founder

Simon Barry is the Creator and Showrunner on Syfy’s Ghost Wars. He was Executive Producer, Writer, and Director for Season 1 of Syfy’s Van Helsing with creator Neil LaBute. Simon was the Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner for the top rated and award winning series Continuum on Showcase, Syfy, and Netflix. Continuum has been sold in 133 countries worldwide and has been nominated for more than 40 major TV awards. Simon’s writing and directing work on Continuum has been recognized by the WGC and the DGC with guild award nominations. Over the last 20 years, Simon has sold Film and TV projects to Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Universal, Columbia, Working Title, CBS, FOX, FX, TNT, USA, WGN, Bell, Shaw and many independent companies. His feature film credits Include Warner Bros. The Art of War. Simon is a graduate of the UBC Film and Television Degree Program and a 
member of the WGA, WGC, DGC and IATSE (Camera).

stephen HEGYES

Executive Producer, Co-Founder

Over his 25 years in the industry, Stephen has produced over 30 feature films and TV series which have been distributed to audiences worldwide.
In 2001, Stephen co-founded Brightlight Pictures and has garnered a reputation as a leading independent film & television producer. Stephen has produced television series for Lionsgate, TNT, Nickelodeon, ION, Bell/Space, Shaw/Global and Australia’s Nine Network.
Stephen’s feature work includes Fifty Dead Men Walking starring Sir Ben Kingsley and White Noise starring Michael Keaton.
An expert in international co-productions, Stephen has produced films and television series that have shot in many international locations utilizing foreign funding agencies and co-production treaties.
Stephen has a B.A. and M.F.A in Film and Television Production from the University of British Columbia and has received several awards including the Canadian Media Producer’s “Entrepreneur Of The Year Award” and Business In Vancouver’s 40 under 40.

david TURKO

Head of Development

As Head of Development, David is responsible for RDF’s entire scripted slate. Developing both television and features for RDF, David’s creativity and analytical process helps writers hone their voice while ensuring their projects receive optimum exposure. David takes a hands on approach when working with writers and takes the time to ensure every project is at its best before going out to market.
David’s short fiction has appeared in Canadian Authors Association Byline, Flash Fiction Magazine, Literally Stories where it has been met with critical acclaim.
David is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in Physics.


Head of Production

In his over ten years of progressive experience in the film and television production industry Zack has worked in an array of formats including: episodic television, commercials, factual series, reality, music videos, documentaries and theatrical and independent features.
As Producer of Ghost Wars and Associate Producer of Continuum, Zack has been honing his ability to take a creative vision from concept through to physical production and on to post production.
As Digital Content Producer of Continuum for three seasons, he wrote, produced, and managed the show’s worldwide social media campaigns.
With experience in a multitude of departments of production in film and television, Zack has created a strong skill set in coordinating, scheduling, budgeting, and handling film personnel management.
Zack has a Diploma in Motion Picture Production from Capilano University.

We produce material that will blow your mind.