Let's work together to make the great, the important, the wild, the original, the strange, the ambitious dreams and ideas you have, happen successfully.
My strong suit? Enthusiasm paired with a wide set of skills, a broad international experience & expertly combining strategic thinking with a practical, hands-on attitude.
I can be the:
multi-skilled producer for your films or video series
communication strategist with both an eye for aesthetics and marketing insights for your concerts or festivals
multilingual coordinator of your outstanding international event
photographer and visual storyteller for your events, concerts and festivals
The successful production of a film, video project or event means keeping an eye on the big picture, but also never forgetting that the devil is in the details. My complementary skills, experience and talents make these processes smooth and offer results adapted to your needs.
Film & Video
Creative production | Organisation & logistics
Concept development | shaping content | assembling the best team | budgeting & fundraising | pitching| setting up interviews | trips | venue selection | arrange gear | negotiating rights & consents
It’s good to tell people who you are and what you do, however it is much stronger to actually show them. The power of visually documenting what you do in film or photos, an in-depth interview with an artist, your event’s after movie, a teaser for your new show, photos of your performance or première, is what drives me to take my cameras out of the bag.
Starting at the concept stage of a project, I assist you to devise the most appropriate strategy for communicating and promoting it. Later on, I ensure all media relations, marketing and social media campaigns are produced and implemented in a timely way, engaging properly with your target audience.
Reaching your audience | Getting people to engage online | Building online communities | Creating content targeted for these media | Promotion
Projects & Clients
Communications Festival Jazz International Nijmegen
Communications Festival Jazz International Rotterdam
Communications On the Roof Amsterdam
Video Production Brand Out Loud
Documentary direction & production Daniele Scauso
What’s Up Africa TV Series BBC World & RNW Media
Communications Can’t Wait to Learn – War Child
International Conference Institute of Social Studies
Trainings and Advocacy UNICEF
Partners Meetings & Trainings Aflatoun International
Participatory Video for Advocacy Sacred Natural Sites
Artists’ Support Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Online Video Portrait Series Jazznu
Participatory Video for M&E Aflatoun International
Photography & Concert Reviews Various Publications
Project coordination websites Various clients
What’s in a name?
Remember how Mary Poppins opens her bag and takes out whatever the people around her need at just that moment – everything but the kitchen sink? That’s where the name Poppins’ Purse Productions comes from. Depending on your project, we assess together which of my skills or a combination thereof will offer a cohesive answer to your needs.
What are my beliefs?
I believe that creative solutions and innovations are born at the intersections, combining two or more fields of work, seeing the links and connecting the dots to offer valuable, resourceful solutions and develop creative projects.
I’m not afraid to start new things and step out of my comfort zones. I love learning, do so quickly, and I rarely start from scratch as I bring all the skills I’ve learned previously to each new area. I also adapt to change easily and have the ability to work in different fields, levels and roles.
I work effortlessly in international settings, smoothly negotiating in multicultural settings, and doing so in English, French, Dutch and Spanish. I also work with a network of reliable professionals with a wide range of skills in different countries.
What have I achieved?
Production of high quality video content for online platforms, and TV, targeted to a young international audience.
Organisation of successful international events: original, on time, on budget.
Visual documenting and storytelling through photography and video.
Cross-media campaigns en and growth of loyal and engaged online communities.
What do others say?
Analytical | Strategic | Reliable | Hands-on | Pragmatic | Keeps an eye on the big picture | Process oriented | Flexible and easily adaptable | Eagle-eye for detail | Fun | Enthusiastic | A very contagious laugh
Sophie is a great person to have in our team: she likes to be involved in the over-all strategy rather than just fulfilling task by task. She offered very diverse skills to the service of our PR and communication: social skills and networking, filming, photography and visual design, a deep knowledge of the national and international jazz scene and last but not least a strong drive and motivation! — Felix Hildenbrand Founder & Director, On the Roof Festival, Amsterdam —
Sophie is a very talented producer. Her ability to manage not just the practical aspects of our international productions but also the emotions of several creatives involved, is extraordinary. Sophie is comfortable working to tight deadlines with very little lead time. She appreciates cultural sensitivities involved in international productions; is ambitious and has illustrated many times that 9 - 5 simply isn't in her vocabulary. She is always going the extra mile to make sure the production is the best it can possibly be.— Ikenna Azuike Presenter and creative brain behind What's up Africa, BBC World & RNW Media —
Sophie was a huge asset to the team during transitional periods and restructuring and was willing to embrace change for a positive outcome. She can persuade and influence internally and externally. Secondly, she is a fun person to have around with a maturity and vision that will see her excel in anything she sets her mind to. — Lila Solis Griffoen Marketing & Communications Specialist, RNW Media —
Lila Solis GriffoenMarketing & Communications Specialist - RNW Media
Sophie Conin is a generous, smart, responsible and pleasant person to work with. Thinking on her feet, going in depth when needed, and extremely agile, she inspires others with her tremendous energy and sharp insights. She is really good at organising and prioritising. — Jessica Teunissen Project Officer Research & Development, Oxfam Novib —
Project Officer Research & Development - Oxfam Novib
Sophie is great to work with, she is keen, listens well and has a good eye for the bigger picture due to her diverse work experience. — Emer BeamerCo-founder & Director of Global Learning, Butterfly Works —
Co-founder & Director of Global Learning - Butterfly Works
Sophie is a highly competent professional with strong analytical skills. She has the rare quality of combining abstract thinking with a practical, hands-on attitude. Furthermore, Sophie has a warm personality and works well with a diverse group of people. I was a great pleasure to work with her.— Marco de SwartProgramme Development Lead Right to be heard, Oxfam Novib —
Marco de SwartProgramme Development Lead - Right to be heard - Oxfam Novib