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 called my company The Creative Dutchman
to make it a little easier for you.
I studied Business Administration at Stenden University in Holland and Film & Marketing at UCLA. I interned at ImageMovers at
Universal Studios from director Robert Zemeckis
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.
The company name might suggest this creative agency is run by just me, but that's far from the truth. I work together with a creative team
of very talented people. Our passion is telling stories through film.
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!