Since its establishment in 2011, Viking Film wants to create high-quality films for both the national and international market with a special focus on arthouse and animation films.
Viking Film has (co)produced feature films by outstanding filmmakers from around the world, including Dirty God (Sacha Polak, Sundance World Dramatic Competition and opening film IFFR, 2019), Rojo (Benjamin Naishtat, TIFF Platform and San Sebastian 2018) and Neon Bull (Gabriel Mascaro, Venice Orizzonti and TIFF Platform 2015).
Together with director Mascha Halberstad, Marleen opened in 2020 the Holy Motion Studio in Arnhem, a 600m2 stopmotion animation studio which is currently deployed for the shooting of their first feature film, Oink's Revenge.
Marleen is part of EAVE, ACE and Inside Pictures. From 2016 until this year she has been chairman of the Netherlands Producers Association.
Director: Sacha Polak. Screenwriter: Sacha Polak, Susanne Farrell. Cast: Vicky Knight. Country: NL/UK/BE/IE. Co-producers: Emu Films (UK), A Private View (BE), Savage Productions (IE). Status: completed. Release: Opening Film IFFR 2019, International Premiere Sundance Film Festival 2019. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 104 min. Genre: drama. Distribution/Sales: Independent (International sales), Cinéart (Benelux), Modern Films (UK),The Jokers Films (FR), Lemon Tree (CN).
Dirty God is a compelling portrait of a young mother named Jade (a powerful debut role for actress Vicky Knight), and deals with themes of courage, self-acceptance and motherhood in contemporary London.
Director: Mascha Halberstad. Screenwriter: Fiona van Heemstra. Based on the book by Tosca Menten. Cast: Kees Prins, Loes Luca, Jelka van Houten, Henry van Loon, Remko Vrijdag. Country: NL/BE Co-producer: A Private View (BE). Status: in production. Release: 2022. Sort: feature length stopmotion animation. Duration: 75 min. Genre: family film Distribution/Sales: The Jokers (FR), CAA (US).
When 9-year-old Babs receives a pig named Oink as a present from her grandfather, she convinces her parents to keep it under the condition that Oink follows a puppy training. But her parents are not the biggest threat to Oink because actually her grandfather is secretly taking part in the sausage competition organized by The Society for Meat Products from Fresh Pigs…