Greg Reitman helming 'Near Life Experience'

Pic centers on jaded man searching for meaning of life

Greg Reitman, one of the producers of the Sundance audience award-winning documentary "Fields of Fuel," plans to make his narrative feature film directorial debut with "A Near Life Experience," a dramatic comedy written by Glenn Holland, which Reitman has optioned through his Blue Water Entertainment.

Also attached as producers on the project are Ed Mattioni and Tracy Reiner.

Holland's screenplay revolves around a jaded man who embarks on a search for the meaning of life after he loses his perfect wife.

Reitman is also writing a second feature, "The Roni Levi Story," based on the true story of a young Jewish man who was shot by two police officers on Sydney Australia's Bondi Beach.

Blue Water, which concentrates on socially and environmentally conscious entertainment, is also producing two documentaries: "Roots of Peace," conceived and directed by Reitman, which will look at the role that religious dogma plays in global conflict, and "Stars, Cars & Guitars," which looks at the culture of the hot rod and the guitar over the past 50 years.