BIOGRAPHY

DO Productions is a boutique and relationship orientated company specialising in the independent television and feature film market.

The Can DO producers - de Mardt & Olen

      We DO what we love.

MARLOW DE MARDT
"More quality and less quantity is what shapes our successful business model"
Co-founder of DO Productions in 1999

DO Productions, the can do philosophy is what distinguishes company owner Marlow de Mardt from other entities. Marlow has developed a unique signature as a professional, insightful and committed producer.  Marlow selects projects carefully based on passion for the project. Once identified, she interprets the filming needs, identify values, understands cost controls and applies out-the-box thinking to provide partners with exceptional screen value, and in many cases, red carpet experiences.  Marlow’s reputation has escalated internationally, and her engagement on Scandinavian films like “Karsten & Petra”, “The Salvation”, Marius Holst’s “Congo Murders” and “Atlantic Crossing”, has propelled her into the global market. Marlow is currently producing for Cinenord on the prestigious Scandinavian series  filmed on location in Prague and Norway.

 

Marlow was one of the original founders of International “Woman in Film” chapter in South Africa and a recipient of the International ‘Crystal Award’. Aside from her mentoring, Marlow has been a judge on numerous panels, including the Emmy International Awards juror in NYC.

 

The past two decades have seen Marlow as a South African producer on numerous co-productions with The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden – utilising the lucrative production incentives and other soft funding available in South Africa to enhance the production of these projects and compliment the financial and creative build of each film.

Marlow is currently in development on an exciting range of several European projects ranging from novel adaptations to pure fiction all for theatrical release.

 

Marlow has proved to be a passionate, fastidious and dedicated film producer with over 20 years of experience who is highly respected by her peers as having helped shape the South African film industry.

BRIGID OLEN
“We offer smart solutions and synergies to develop local projects and joint ventures “

 

Brigid Olen is a partner and co - founder of DO Productions PTY LTD, specialising in indie features and managing multi tiers of production, producing and co-producing. 

Brigid has developed a unique signature as a professional and committed producer driving projects both creatively and financially. Premiering at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF and garnering multiple international awards many of these features and coproductions have been given consummate praise for their authenticity and integrity. Having worked with seasoned directors and international actors including John Malkovich, Robert Downey Junior, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Micheal Shannon, Mads Mikkelson, Eva Green, Jim Brolin, Robert Pattinson, Samuel West, Julian Sands, Max Von Sydow, Kristanna Loken, Steven Segal, Alain Delon, Andie McDowell, Olivia Williams, Gustaf Skarsgard and Matias Varela to name a few. The company strives to collaborate with marquis talent and compelling stories. 

Actively involved in the local arena, Brigid served on the IPO and WGSA executive committee and has represented the Writers Guild in Los Angeles, Prague and London. She has been a guest of Turkey TV on more than one accession and a recipient of the DTI to attend international festivals and markets. 

When Brigid is not on set or developing local projects you will find her traveling far afield seeking co-productions with her UK, French, Canadian and Scandinavian partners.

Brigid is currently developing a moral thriller Exposure with Ian Gabriel, Millennium USA and Victory Media UK/India, Breaking News a series about embedded journalism penned by Derek Lister and to be directed by Jon Amiel, a suspense thriller entitled Bad Things to be directed by Fabien Martorell and adapted by Michael Marshall Smith, Money to Burn a comedy caper directed by Ian Gabriel and produced with Don Schneider & Jerry Leider USA and closer to home a 3 picture slate with FM films. Not yet Uhuru written by Siphosethu Tshapu is the first project out the gate.

 

Brigid is also a founder member of Indy Pendant Productions - a level 2 BBEE company.

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