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Thekla Reuten is set to star in Marionette, a chilling English language psychological thriller to be directed by award-winning Dutch director Elbert van Strien.
Van Strien, whose first feature Two Eyes Staring (Zwart Water) was sold to 40 territories and picked up for a US remake by Charlize Theron and Lionsgate, also wrote the film together with Ben Hopkins (The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz, The Market).
Reuten plays child psychiatrist Marianne, who moves to Scotland to start a new life after the tragic death of her husband. She starts treating a disturbed ten-year-old boy called Manny who draws pictures of terrible events and claims he can control her future. As the evidence grows that Manny’s drawings could be predictions of real, future events, Marianne begins an obsessive quest for the truth that will derail her life.
BosBros will produce alongside Accento Films, the company Van Strien owns with producer Claudia Brandt. Samoa Film (LUX) and Black Camel (UK) will coproduce. Shooting will take place in autumn in Luxembourg and Scotland.
Thekla Reuten has recently starred in spy thriller Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons for 20th Century Fox. Her many credits include In Bruges with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes and The American opposite George Clooney for Focus Features. She has appeared in the hit Sky 1 Crime TV-series Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and BBC One Drama series Hidden and in some of the most beloved Dutch films based on bestselling books, including The Dinner and the Oscar nominated Twin Sister.
Amsterdam, 27 October 2017
The Burny Bos Best Project Award 2017 was handed out at Cinekid this afternoon by Burny Bos to the project Lucy Goes Gangsta. The Award Ceremony concludes the Junior Co-production Market, the international integrated two-day event that enables financiers, broadcasters and producers to assess new and innovative children’s projects across film and television sectors.
The jury, consisting of screenplay writer Tamara Bos, script editor & coach Ernie Tee and script consultant Linda Snoep, handed out the award to the best overall, international project of the Junior Co-Production Market. The Burny Bos Best Project Award consists of a €2.500 cash prize and BosBros’ assistance in realizing the project.
Lucy Goes Gangsta is written by Till Endemann and Andreas Cordes. Directed by Till Endemann. Producer of the project is INDI FILM GmbH from Germany. Tamara Bos shared with us that she recognized herself in the little Lucy and thinks it’s funny and even necessary that children sometimes do somenthing naughty.
The project that has been chosen by the jury stands out for the heart-warming way it takes us to the dilemma of the main character.
In a clearly structured story we experience how she struggles with the question: are we allowed to do something bad, even if it is for a good reason?
In this movie the extremely well behaved Lucy steals our hearts by committing the ultimately bad action: a bank robbery!
Film producer BosBros (Miss Minoes, Winky’s Horse and The Amazing Wiplala) will support the Best Project in Development Award, to be given during the Cinekid for Professionals Award Ceremony, Friday 27 October 2017.
The Award Ceremony concludes the Junior Co-production Market, the international integrated two-day event that enables financiers, broadcasters and producers to assess new and innovative children’s projects across film and television sectors.
All projects selected for the Junior Co-production Market are eligible for the Award and the eventual winner will be selected by a three-member jury. The Burny Bos Best Project Award consists of a €2,500 cash prize and the company’s assistance in realising the project.
Burny Bos (The Netherlands)
Burny Bos started his professional career as a programme maker in the early 1980s, initially for radio. His next step was to set up a children’s department for TV broadcaster VPRO, which yielded numerous famous and celebrated TV formats. In 1989, Burny started his own production company BosBros. Over the past 25 years, Burny’s aim has been to produce beautiful programs and films with passionate people. films such as The Flying Liftboy, Miss Minoes, Winky’s Horse, Alfie, The Little Werewolf and The Amazing Wiplala. Judging from the number of international awards and prizes BosBros has won, one can say that this philosophy has paid off. Burny is also the author of many children’s books.
Cinekid for Professionals
Cinekid for Professionals is an international industry event during the Cinekid Festival in October that brings together TV buyers, producers, distributors, directors, networks, sales agents, entertainment companies, academics and journalists, all of whom direct a laser focus on children’s media.