Meet Me in Venice

Liza is a young Dutch woman who travels to Venice to meet her Italian father Mauro.

Mauro has not seen Liza since she was three years old, when he and Liza’s mother decided to split up. Mauro has traveled the world since as a musician.

When Liza is in Venice it turns out there is more in store than just a couple of days in Venice. He takes Liza on a musical voyage along the route of the Orient Express. A trip that will eventually take them to Istanbul.

Many small adventures and meaningful encounters along the way. It takes us from Venice to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana,from the inner city of Zagreb to the plains of Northern Serbia, from the hills in the South to the rural beauty of Central Bulgaria, ending the trip with the splendor of the Bosporus.

Father and daughter are much more alike than it appeared at first. Their bond is strengthening with every mile of track they travel.

Then, at the easternmost tip of Europe in Istanbul the story takes a dramatic turn.


Written by: Eddy Terstall & Erik Wünsch
Directed by: Eddy Terstall & Erik Wünsch
Produced by: Peggy Stein – Onebigagency, San Fu Maltha – Fu Works, Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting – Submarine
Executive Producers: Gerard van Lennep, Bob Meijer, Leon Ramakers, Gabor Deak
Director of Photography: Gabor Deak
Camera Assistant: Suraj ‘Paco’ Kumar
Camera Assistant: Paul Damen
1st AD: Richard Janssen
Actors: Beppe Costa, Roberta Petzoldt, Nikola Rakocevic
Special Appearances: Goran Radakovic, Marta Sebestyen, Lidija Stevanovic, Anton Antonov
Line Producer: Denis Mujovic
Sound Recordist: Gaby de Haan
Assistant Sound: Koen de Haan
Music Composers: Richard Janssen, Beppe Costa
Production Managers: Kirsten van den Berg, Naomi Polhaupessy
Local Producer Venice: Nicola Rosada, Alvise Fachinetti
Location Manager Venice: Linda Paludetto
Local Producer Slovenia-Croatia: Sergej Stanojkovski
Local Producer Croatia: Nives Zemba
Location Manager Croatia: Andro Krpan
Local Producers Serbia: Dijana Olcay-Hot, Djurdjica Vitorovic
Gaffer Serbia: Andrej Vrcelj, Djordje Perkovic
2nd AD Serbia: Vladimir Karan
Team Nis, Locations & Set PA: Igor Jovanovic, Tamara Pancic, Jelena Obradovic, Vladimir Ilic
Local Producer Sofia: Marieta Petchanska
Location Manager Sofia: Denitza Katzarska
Local Producer Istanbul: Altuğ İşler
Production Staff: Arttu Sesselaar, Ilja Roomans, Fabie Hulsebos, Naomi PolHaupessy, Kirsten van den Berg
Styling / Wardrobe: Anice van Wissen
Make-up: Merle Holterman, Jasmina Lilic
Editor: Ben Isaacs
Assistant Editor: Kris Muller
Set Designer: Valentina Bozovic
Equipment Rental: Nicole Shungel, Philippe Vie, Roel Ypma
Production Assistant: Frits Kattenwinkel
Public and Events Relations: Grazia Maria Rita Pofi
Marketing: Bureau Pindakaas
PR: Sylvie van der Loop
PA to San Fu Maltha: Ronella Hopmans
PA to Peggy Stein: Rochelle van Maanen
Designer: Marjo Duiveman
Many thanks to: Pera Palace Hotel, Judo Academie Amsterdam, Herman van Alkemade, Josefine van Asdonk, Tino Exposito, Miodrag Milojevic, Stana van Ginkel, Super Interactive, Roel van de Weijer, Het Nederlands Film Fonds