A one-hour TV documentary
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
When Bert Maas was 13, he fell hopelessly in love with the Hollywood film star Grace Kelly.
Years later, after he became a businessman and made millions of dollars in the Eastern Block, he decided to invest some 20 million Guilders, producing an original stage musical about his teenage love and building a special, 1200-seat theatre for this musical in Amsterdam.
Till then he had no experience in theater nor in building.
The documentary tells of Bert Maas' life and of his business adventures as it follows the incredibly difficult process of producing an original musical with leading world artists such as the American Cy Coleman ("Sweet Charity") and famous Dutch artists such as Seth Gaaikema and Frans Weisz, while at the same short period of 8 months building a whole new theater...
His motto in life is always to do things differently than other people.
This is one adventure, which is surely different.
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"On Grace Kelly, Money and Dreams" is a co-production with AVRO Television (Close-Up) and the Czech Television. It is supported also by the Co-BO Fonds.
The world-premiere of the TV documentary "On Grace Kelly, Money and Dreams" was a Special Benefit Evening for the Theater School in Amsterdam. It took place on Monday, February 11, 2002 at 20:00 at the Grace Theater in Amsterdam.
Grace the musical was produced by
Joke de Kruijf
Alternate Prince Rainier
Alberto ter Doest
Rob van de Meeberg
Alexandra van Marken
Alternate Princess Charlotte
Tetske van Ossewaarde
Carlo van der Put
Jacob Jan de Graaf
Cynthia de Graaff
Anouk van Kooijk
Barbara van Aalst
Arie den Boer
Jasper Lehherkerk delete!
José Leon Alcocer
Hans van der Zanden
Bud van der Ent Braat
Luc Laelsjan of Wipper
Frenk van der Sterre
Karin van Stapelle
The Clip Joint
We wish to thank:
Gert van Buiten
Henk van Gelder
Elmar van Zomeren
Producer for AVRO Close-Up
Head of Co-Productions
This program was made possible with the help of
Abrahami-Netz TV Productions
in co-production with
Grace was broadcast in The Netherlands by AVRO's Close-Up
On Sunday, March 10, 2002
Czech Broadcast on National Channel 2,
on Friday, August 8, 2003
Hungarian Broadcast on National Channel 2,
Saturday, December 13,
Filmmuseum, Amsterdam - April 7, 2002
Lantaren-Venster, Rotterdam - September 4, 2002
Fipatel, Biarritz, January 2003
Docs at Thessaloniki, March 2003
Hot Docs Shop, Montreal, Canada, April 2003
Golden Prague, Special Presentation, May 2003