MARIONETTE

Supernatural / Psychological Thriller
Original version: English
Written by: Elbert van Strien & Ben Hopkins
Director: Elbert van Strien
Producers: Claudia Brandt/Accento Films in collaboration with Burny Bos/Bosbros, Jani Thiltges/Samsa films (LUX), Arabella Page Croft/Black Camel (UK).

Marianne van Zanten, a child psychiatrist, loses her husband in a terrible, random accident. Resolving to make a new start, she moves to Glasgow, taking on a job in a clinic where they treat disturbed children. One of her new patients, Manny, a closed and secretive 9-year-old boy, has an unusual delusion: he claims to have created the world. He even claims to have invented Marianne.

Deeply intriged, Marianne begins an obsession that will derail her life.

Funded by Creative Europe, The Dutch Filmfund., The Luxembourg Filmfund, Creative Scotland, Creative Europe, In the Air, Tuschinski Fund, Avrotros, Cobo-fund, The Foundry.

To be shot: autumn 2018