Rotterdam Lab

Albert Tholen

Albert Tholen is a producer based in New York City. He co-produced feature film Bruiser (dir. Miles Warren, TIFF 2022, Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Performance Nominee), and has produced a number of short fiction films that have premiered at major international festivals, including Bruiser (dir. Miles Warren, Sundance 2021, SXSW 2021), The Chicken (dir. Neo Sora, Locarno 2020, NYFF 2020), and The Rat (dir. Carlen May-Mann, Sundance 2019). ​Currently, Albert is in development on Earthquake, with The Chicken writer-director Neo Sora. ​Albert is a 2022 Sundance Institute Producing Summit Fellow and 2017 Sony Pictures Classic’s IFP Marcie Bloom Fellow in Film.

Zakkubalan – USA / Japan

Zakkubalan is a team of filmmakers based in New York City and Tokyo. Drawing from a diverse slate of disciplines – including film production, fine art, and curation – Neo Sora, Albert Tholen, and Aiko Masubuchi create engaging and thoughtful narratives with humour, a political bent, and an international perspective.


Projects in development

Earthquake by Neo Sora (fiction feature)

The Sleep Tech (working title) by Nick Singer (fiction feature)

Untitled Surveillance Film by Miles Warren (fiction feature)


Released films 

Bruiser by Miles Warren (fiction feature) [as co-producer]

Bruiser by Miles Warren (fiction short)

Sugar Glass Bottle by Neo Sora (fiction short)

The Chicken by Neo Sora (fiction short)

The Rat by Carlen May-Mann (fiction short)

Albert Tholen

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.