Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Qadree Holmes

Founder/Executive Producer, Quriosity Productions

Qadree Holmes is the Founder/Executive Producer of Quriosity Productions; a minority owned creative diversity boutique specializing in video production, post production and photography. Quriosity’s goal is to present to the market an MBE that can meet the challenges of working with brands while delivering exceptional service for our advertising clients. We want to be known for representing and employing a diverse creative talent roster including women and minorities that ultimately deliver and have a positive social impact and recognizable results.

Qadree has successfully rose from intern to production assistant to producer and finally to the Founder/Executive Producer of Quriosity. While line producing, he recognized a significant shift in the market-clients and agencies were seeking integrated creative talent options to represent the different social channels now available. Conversely, they did not want to sacrifice quality or production value because budgets were shrinking.

Our talent roster covers the genres of comedy, slice of life, visual storytelling, food, product, children and families. We represent and shoot with directors, photographers, and editors both domestically and internationally.

Qadree is currently a board member for Free Spirit Media, AICP Midwest, Chicago Advertising Federation’s Diversity Thought Leadership Council, and the Advisory Board for the Midwest Independent Film Festival.

Some of Quriosity’s past advertising clients have included Tag Heuer, Pull-ups, Home Depot, Sony, Illinois Lottery, ComEd, Camping World, Glade, Babybel, Country Financial, Samsung, Cover Girl, Blue Bunny, Ball Park Brand Hotdogs, Land O Frost, and Intel.

Quriosity’s advertising work has been featured in Ad Week, Ad Age ShootOnline, Time Magazine, Shots; Source Creative, The Washington Post, The Hill, Huffington Post, ReelChicago.com, and Screen Magazine.

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