Maria Hagiwara

Maria Hagiwara

Managing Partner & EP at Hideoki Productions Ltd.
Greater New York City Area, United States

About me

Managing partner at Hideoki Productions Ltd, a creative production company that combines Japanese refinement and sensibility and New York's grit and gumption. The company produces TV commercials, music videos, stills and various visual content worldwide. Hideoki Productions is more than a production company. In 2015, Maria rebranded the company to reflect its new position in the industry as a creative house. She infused new energy by adding a roster of creative services that include copywriting, concept ideation, creative direction and more. For more than a decade, she worked for big investment banking firms until she couldn’t take it anymore. Her creative genes beckoned and is happy working in the creative field once again. In 2003, she co-founded Cradle Media while at Lehman Brothers to provide small and medium sized companies with branding, web design and IT support, and kept it alive through her investment banking days. Maria makes room for big ideas, discovers talent, and germinates inspired thinking. Combining strategy and creativity, Maria lays the groundwork for the company’s vision and guides its execution.


Managing Partner & Executive Producer
Hideoki Productions Ltd.
United States
January 2015 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Hideoki Productions, Ltd. is a creative boutique production company based in New York City and founded upon the Japanese ethos of integrity, quality and hard work. With more than 25 years of producing domestic and international commercials, photo shoots, music videos and more, we may be authorities in the industry, but we’re never arrogant. It’s our goal to capture life in motion, successfully turning clients’ visions into compelling visual content. With an adventurous spirit ingrained by our founder along with our trustworthy collaborators, we’re able to service the world, with shoots taking place around the globe.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Cradle Media LLC
United States
2003 - Present (15 years 9 months)

We help start-ups and established businesses tell a better story and build a stronger voice.


* Web Design
* Graphic Design
* Film Production
* Creative Campaigns

Find out more and visit our website at
Senior Business Analyst
United States
2010 - 2012 (2 years)


International Marketing

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