Mardou Jacobs is working as a professional in film business since 1984. Started in production she developed her skills being an independent executive- and line-producer of features, television films and series of different sizes and formats, with directors like Rudolf van den Berg forTirza and Süskind. Mardou also worked with late Theo van Gogh for 06/05, Medea and Cool, with Erik Oosthoek on Saint-Amour and with Martin Koolhoven on Suzy Q. Finished The Entertainment Experience as producer with Paul Verhoeven, and currently developing with Cadenza Films a feature and a documentary to be directed by Rudolf van den Berg. Alongside shooting Prey with director Dick Maas.
Besides working Mardou Jacobs finished a master study in social psychology on an experimental research about the influence of a feature on prejudice and attitudes towards minorities in 2006. The results were promising and the papers was published in march 2010. She also did research on “Movies and television programs and the reduction of stereotypes and prejudices”. With the results of research she found different possibilities for financing features and TV programs, but only if the story is about a specific subject.
Mardou is also CEO of the NBF, the Dutch organization for professional film-, television- and new media makers and active in several boards and advice committees for filmmakers.