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
Bert Maas

Music
Cy Coleman

Lyrics
Seth Gaaikema

Grace
Joke de Kruijf

Alternate Grace
Brigitte Nijman

Prince Rainier
Ernst-Daniël Smid

Alternate Prince Rainier
Alberto ter Doest

Hitchcock
Rob van de Meeberg

Alternate Hitchcock
Frits Lambrechts

Princess Charlotte
Alexandra van Marken

Alternate Princess Charlotte
Tetske van Ossewaarde

Father Tucker
Marcel Jonker

Conductor
Carlo van der Put

Company
Jeroen Aarts
 Caroline Beuth
Derek Blok
 Daphne Flint
Jan Goossens
 Jacob Jan de Graaf
 Cynthia de Graaff
 Nathalie Haneveld
Suzanne  Heijne
 Gert-Jan Heuvelmans
  Anouk van Kooijk
 Désiree Moerdijk
 Ernest Piet
 Nico Sevenhuysen
 Michel Sorbach
 Rinus Sprong
 Deborah Windig

Orchestra
Christan Bremer
Barbara van Aalst
Robert Baba
Max Boeree
Wim Both
Wim Brieffies
Arie den Boer
Renata Fitters-Karasiak
Carline Gieszen
Marulka Gijsen
Kino Haitsma
André Hoekstra
Erwin Hoorweg
Hans Jansen
Werner Janssen
Will Jasper
Kirsten Jeurissen
Arwen Johnston
Maren J¿rstad
Geert Keyzers
Noortje Koch
Rami Koch
Sarah Koch
Eddy Koopman
Irma Kort
Guri Krog
Michel Lamers
Jasper Lehherkerk delete!
José Leon Alcocer
Annemarieke Lottman
Juan Martinez
Liesbeth Meurer-Bos
Jorien Muste
Frank Noya
Jan Oosting
Marjan Politiek
David Rothschild
Jelle Schouten
Harry Sevenstern
Jan Spruit
Marjolein Timmer
Hans van der Zanden
Dick Vennik
Florien Versteegh
Vincenzo Viola
Sandra Zoer
 
Water Music
Reinier Sijpkens

Camera
Paul Cohen
Stephen Lok
Bud van der Ent Braat
Rick Adams
Luc Laelsjan of Wipper
David Slingerland
Bernd Wouthuizen

Sound
Frenk van der Sterre
Christian Postma
Evert Kramer
Rick Strooper

Production Assistants
Jasper Middleberg
Karin van Stapelle
Jos Middleberg
Judith Vermaas

Footage
The Clip Joint

Script
Izzy Abrahami

Off-Line Editor
Erga Netz

On-Line Editor
Eva Stahlavska

We wish to thank:
Jozien Schreuder
Enid Abrahami
Marlies Gerritsen
Gert van Buiten
Marcel Bunders
David Eaves
Andrea Pick
Anna Yeadel
Lia Laimb…ck
Stephen Cohen
Peter Stenley
Tineke Hoogland
Henk van Gelder
H. Moinat
Jetske Elzenga
Jos Kuijer
Jos Dumont
Marius Buning
Olivia Buning
Elmar van Zomeren
Ronald Walet
Tarek
Shimon Schabracq
Markéta Stinglova

Producer for AVRO Close-Up
Marijke Rawie
Wolter Braamhorst

Head of Co-Productions
Czech Television
Vladimir Vojir

This program was made possible with the help of
Stichting CoBO

Associate Producer
Robert Stel

Producer
Erga Netz

Director
Izzy Abrahami

Produced by
Abrahami-Netz TV Productions
in co-production with
AVRO Television
And
Czech Television
Agáta Pilátová




Broadcasts:
Grace was broadcast in The Netherlands by AVRO's Close-Up
(Channel 1)
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,
2003

Festivals:

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