Marianna Palka on iTalk Movies

iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, our host Blake V. interviews Marianna Palka on the Popcorn Talk Network.


Marianna Palka is a Scottish producer, director, writer, and actress. She is the writer, director and star of the film Good Dick, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Palka produced, wrote, directed, and starred in the movie Good Dick opposite her longtime boyfriend at the time, Jason Ritter. The film also featured Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Charles Durning, and Tom Arnold. The film was shot on digital video in the fall of 2006 and had a budget of approximately US$200,000. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and at the 2008 Edinburgh Film Festival and was released in the United States in 2009.

At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Palka was a Sloan Juror with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In 2001, Palka appeared in Peter Mullan’s film, Neds. Palka played the lead role of JEVA in director Jeremiah Jones independent film Restive. She appeared in the short Spoonful by director Jenee LaMarque and in Bryce Dallas Howard’s second film, When You Find Me. She played a Scottish book store worker/hipster in director Nathan Sutton’s film Autumn Wanderer. She starred in director Sylvia Sether’s short film, King Of Norway. As of 2017, Palka appears as Reggie ‘Vicky the Viking’ Walsh in the Netflix TV series, GLOW.

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