Raymond van der Kaaij is an experienced media industry executive with over ten years of experience in development, financing, production and distribution and general management.
As a producer and co-producer, Raymond has worked on award winning feature films and documentaries that where shown on festivals worldwide. Recent titles include I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Ernesto Contreras (Audience Award in Sundance 2017), DON'T SWALLOW MY HEART, ALLIGATOR GIRL! by Felipe Bragaca (Sundance 2017, Berlinale 2017), LOVE & FRIENDSHIP by Whit Stillman starring Kate Beckingsale and Cloe Sevigny (Sundance 2016), BODKIN RAS (IFFR 2016, SXSW 2016, Fipresci Award 2016) by Kaweh Modiri, SUPERNOVA by Tamar van den Dop (Berlinale 2014, Chicago IFF, Grand Prix Xining International Filmfestival, Royal Bengal Tiger Award, Kolkata IFF), THEY HAVE ESCAPED by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa (Worldpremiere TIFF 2014, Venice Days 2014), DRIFT by Benny Vandendriessche (Busan 2013), CLUB ZEUS by David Verbeek (Montreal World Film Festival, IFF Chicago, International Filmfestival Rotterdam), 22MAY by Koen Mortier (IFF Toronto, IFF Rotterdam , IFF Istanbul), ‘CRIPS, STRAPPED’N’STRONG by Joost van der Valk (IFF Locarno).
Next to film and documentaries, Raymond has been involved as executive or creative producer in numerous commercials, branded video campaigns and transmedia projects. Recently, he produced a 360 Virtual Reality film for charity Terre des Hommes which was selected for Cannes Film Festival ‘NEXT’ program in 2016.
Raymond is a member of of EAVE, the European Network for Producers, and alumnus of Inside Pictures. Raymond has served as a jury member at several film festivals and has regularly gives lectures and workshops on creative producing, online storytelling and new ways of financing and distribution of content.
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