Dutch producers rarely looked to the UK as potential partners until recently.
The UK is not part of Eurimages and the BFI’s minority co-production fund has limited resources. But now the two industries are coming much closer together as a cluster of high-profile new projects attests. Sacha Polak’s Dirty God, screening in Sundance this week and the opening film at Iffr, is one of several recent or upcoming features on which UK and Dutch producers have partnered.
Further examples include Elbert van Strien’s Scotland-set psychological thriller Marionette, Paula Van Der Oest