Mascha Halberstad attended the ArtEZ art academy in Arnhem. She made animations for various feature films, including TAKING CHANCES (Berlinale Generation 2012) and HOW TO SURVIVE … She directed the short animation film DAG MENEER DE VRIES, the 13-part animated series PICNIC WITH PIE (Cinekid Kinderkast Fiction – Jury Prize 2013) and MUNYA IN ME (Grand Jury Prize of the BANFF World Media Festival).
In 2015, Liam Howlett of The Prodigy asked her to make a music video for the song WILD FRONTIER. After that she directed several short films, the series VOS & HAAS and the hilarious DE GROTE HUMMIMUMMI CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Her first full-length stop motion feature KNOR is currently showing in cinemas. She also made a short musical prequel to it entitled KONING WORST.
Together with producer Marleen Slot, she founded the animation studio Holy Motion, a 600m2 studio where they animated the stop-motion film KNOR and where many more stop-motion films in the feature film will be produced.
Mascha Halberstad is mentor of Vrijplaats 2022 participant Anne Piet Hofstede.