With Viking Film producer Marleen Slot thrives to be a nurturing home for talents from all across the world. Telling stories for audiences to strongly identify with, by filmmakers with whom she is closely connected. Viking Film believes in the power of real cooperation, being that with directors, writers, co-producers, financiers, crew and cast. Only in collectivity we are capable of bringing stories to a different level and attracting audiences from around the globe.
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 SILVER HAZE (Sacha Polak, Berlinale Panorama 2023), OINK (Mascha Halberstad, Opening Film Berlinale Generation K+, 2022), DIRTY GOD (Sacha Polak, Sundance World Dramatic Competition and opening film IFFR, 2019), ROJO (Benjamin Naishtat, TIFF Platform and San Sebastian 2018), NEON BULL (Gabriel Mascaro, Venice Orizzonti and TIFF Platform 2015) and ZURICH (Sacha Polak, Berlinale Forum winner CICAE Art Cinema Award 2015).
Together with director Mascha Halberstad, Marleen opened in 2020 the Holy Motion Studio in Arnhem. The 600m2 animation studio is specialized in stopmotion animation and released their first feature film, OINK, that was awarded Best Film of the Netherlands in 2022.
Marleen worked as a producer at Lemming Film for many years. In 2007 she attended the EAVE producer’s training and in 2009 she participated in ACE. In 2013 she was selected Producer on the Move during the Cannes Film Festival, in 2021 she was part of Inside Pictures. Besides her work as a producer Marleen sees the importance of actively taking part in (inter)national film policy making. From 2016 until 2020 she has been chairman of the Netherlands Producers Association and currently she is part of the board of ACE and of the Advisory College Public Broadcaster, set up by the Ministry of Culture.
Director and script: Sacha Polak. Cast: Vicky Knight, Esmé Creed-Miles. Country: NL/UK. Co-producers: Emu Films (UK). Status: Completed. Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2023. Sort: Feature-length film. Duration: 102 min. Genre: drama. Distribution/Sales: New Europe Film Sales (International sales), Cinéart (Benelux),The Jokers (FR).
23-year-old Franky is a nurse who lives with her large family in an East London borough. Obsessed with a thirst for revenge and a need to assign guilt for a traumatic event that happened 15 years before, she is unable to build any meaningful relationships until she falls in love with one of her patients – Florence. They escape to the coast where Florence lives with her more open-minded patchwork family. There, Franky finds the emotional shelter to deal with the grudges of the past.
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). Release: Berlinale 2022 Opening Film Generation K+. Sort: Feature length stop-motion animation. Duration: 70 min. Genre: Family film. Distribution: Gusto Entertainment (NL), 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…