Hi, I'm Marjolein (Mar-yo-line) also known as Mack.
I am a screenwriter and blogger for Stage32. Just writing that makes my eight-year-old self go WOOHOO before looking around calmly to see if no one has seen her. I have loved to act, playback, write raps and poems since I was a kid but during the time at my "Hogwarts", The Amsterdam Theatre Academy, I found out that I wanted to earn a living doing things I loved.
Next to living my best life writing, I am currently teaching my new buddy Dobby (a rescue street cat from Cyprus) that this six-foot-one giant is a friend and that it is now his job to stop me from getting square eyes by whining for snacks and walking over my keyboard.
When Dobby lets me write, I make sure to add humor, cockiness and an "underdog winning" to my scripts because those are things I love to see in movies. Another thing I can't help doing is giving my protagonists their "happily ever after" before the fade out.
Quirk: I tend to have favorite words in every language I learn. My favorite American word at the moment is wackadoodle, one I learned from Zack Ward.
Blog post 1: 3 Ways Writers Can Get Noticed by Helping Others.
Blog post 2: Do what Zack Ward Does and Keep Winning at What You Love.
Blog post 3: How to Stay Creative in Self Quarantine.
Blog post 4: How to Act Using The Four Elements.
Blog post 5: Actors Beware! These simple things can be Career Makers or Career Breakers.
Blog post 6: How to create your “Yes” when you keep hearing “No”.
Blog post 7: Director Paul Verhoeven's formula for making a succesful movie. (On my own website)
Blog post 8: Filmmaking Tips from MONSTER Cinematographer Steven Bernstein
Unique traits: Talks to plants
Stuck Drama A female Sergeant and soldier, en route to celebrate Christmas crash in a ditch and fight a blizzard to survive.
Lavender Comedy ⋄ Drama When a mistrusting secretly gay senior citizen alerts the help radar of an animal rescuer and volunteer at the home, he must choose, be brave or die in the closet.
Eonite Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy ⋄ Comedy An elf and other non-humans search depleted Earth for Eonite to create a new planet but are discovered by the terrible humans who blame them.
The Dutch Lion Crime ⋄ Drama An honest drug lord's son avoids the "family business". Until his brother frames him into prison and kidnaps a son he never knew. Dragged into crime, he gears up for escape and payback.
The Last Siren Fantasy An orphaned siren was adopted by vampires. When she finds her powers are all they care about, she rebels against the only "family" she's ever known.
Uncovered Drama A dysfunctional Roma psychic and her ghostly sidekick follow a money trail to Nazi loot. When criminals in search of it find out, she has to get it together or die.
Amsterdam Theatre Academy