HUDSY is brought to you by a Hudson Valley-based video production company that creates our own HUDSY Original films and series, and also distributes video content licensed from creatives throughout the region.
our #watchlocal mission
We're working to empower community storytellers to make compelling, innovative, and important films and videos about life here and deliver them to you on the HUDSY app, launching in early 2022.
HUDSY’s team and digital streaming platform is a non-traditional business, cooperatively owned and brought to you by a small group of locals dedicated to protecting and celebrating the Hudson Valley’s talent, diversity, recreational offerings, and culture.
There’s no reason the Hudson Valley can’t be well-known for a sweeping creative movement that offers a more equitable future for local artists.
Not Just a Video Streaming App
The HUDSY team is building a values- and integrity-driven movement in the Hudson Valley and believes in strength in numbers.
As we grow a network of local film and digital TV professionals, we will continue to support the dignity of work and ensure artists are paid for their creative output.
From the video content we are creating, to the creative momentum we’re looking to build in the region and who we’re hiring, HUDSY is committed to helping our diverse communities thrive.
Transforming Equity in the Arts
HUDSY believes that filmmakers and creatives shouldn’t have to leave the Hudson Valley or tackle jobs outside of their wheelhouse to make a living. In addition to our HUDSY app launching in early 2022, we have created an apprenticeship program for motivated filmmakers to enter into a part-time, non-traditional learning experience that will prepare them for success in media production over the course of a year.
HUDSY loves to connect with people and organizations in ways that help everyone realize their goals. Here are a few that we've collaborated with recently.
Partnering with local groups, non-profits, and businesses who otherwise don’t have the means for marketing and exposure is also a priority. Reach out! We're always looking for our next collaboration.
Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Indigenous people of what is now known as New York State's Hudson River Valley were The Lenape (also know as The Delaware or Munsee) living in the lower valley, and The Mohicans (or Mahicans) inhabiting the northern valley. With immense humility and gratitude, we acknowledge that we are residing, filming, learning, and gathering in-community on the ancestral homelands of both nations. Forced off their land in the late 18th century, The Lenape now have communities in Kansas and Oklahoma, and The Mohican mainly in Wisconsin.
HUDSY honors and respects this land's Indigenous ancestors' past and descendants' present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.