Mårlind attended film program in Stockholm University, Sweden and American Film Institute. His most notable work being the 2005 film Storm. He co-directed the thriller Shelter with Björn Stein, his film school friend; the film stars Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and based on a screenplay by UK screenwriter Michael Cooney. Mårlind and Stein directed 2012's Underworld: Awakening for Screen Gems, which grossed over $160 million worldwide. Mårlind and Stein's latest movie is called Känn ingen Sorg (Shed No Tears) and is based on the songs of Swedish singer/songwriter Håkan Hellström. The film was nominated for 7 Guldbagge Awards (the Swedish equivalent to the Academy Awards) including Best Direction and Best Film. The duo are currently directing all 8 episodes of Midnight Sun, a limited series for Canal+ and Swedish TV, all of which were written by Marlind.