Write. Produce. Create.

TradeWind Films is the home of writer/producer Derek Baum. Over the years, Derek has established himself as an independent, international producer and consultant, capable of seamlessly blending both the business and the creative halves of the tv and film business.

A full service international production company

As a production company, TradeWind Films has produced prime time content and TV commercials around the globe. We are based in the United States, but have made our mark specializing in production services and original content in the African market and diaspora. We believe in the power of the second screen and globalization of content and have project offices in the heart of African filmmaking, Cape Town, South Africa, as well as its largest content market, Lagos, Nigeria. Regardless of the location, we guarantee only the highest quality of international production standards. Our work includes TV series, commercials, Web series, branded content, and live events.  In 2018, TradeWind Films partners with Resourceful Humans in Germany to produce a series off interviews in the exciting new format of Virtual Reality.

Check out our work and see what we can do for you. Welcome to our world.

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Our services

We are available as a full service production company or as an individual freelance producer.


TradeWind Films has an extensive background in branded content.


Creating a project from the ground up is about being able to think out of the box creatively, as well as being able to understand the business and market for your project.


Derek Baum has consulted to production companies. TV networks and more in various markets across the globe.

Our testimonials

Thanks kindly for your help and effort to put this commercial and branded short film together with your great team from Cape Town. We had a great time and a successful shoot. Even though we had a limited budget, you guys provided a great team with great spirit the whole time!

Pat Lui
Spurlink, Hong Kong

I worked with Derek and his team to produce two commercials for Sensodyne in Nigeria. Derek was professional, extremely responsive to our needs, and had a hard working team around him. We were able to produce these commercials on short notice and they came out great. I would definitely would recommend their production services to anyone shooting in Africa.

Margarida Lobo de Carvalho
Grey’s Advertising, London

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