Hello or Hallo! My name is Hidde de Vries.
I'm a creative producer and marketing professional originally from The Netherlands, but living, studying, and working in California
for over 8 years now. Don't worry about the pronunciation of my name.
I studied Business Administration at Stenden University in Holland and Film & Marketing at UCLA. I interned at ImageMovers at
and got to sit next to Mr. Wilson (Cast Away)!
When I was younger I loved to participate in price contests (I won a contest from Adidas which got me to play a soccer game with legend Zinedine Zidane) and I basically turned this into my profession.
I pitch ideas to clients on a regular basis.
A (short) film can help you connect with your audience and fans on an emotional level. In the end, it's all about the story you want to tell.
Journalist Rob Walker proved this with an experiment. He posted hundreds of insignificant items on eBay and invited professional writers to come up with a story for each of them. This way he managed to sell a plastic horse head worth $0.99 cents, for $62.95!