The Erectionman

How One Little Pill Changed The Course Of Sexual Evolution

This movie tracks the history of a little pill that popped on to the market ten years ago, and turned the world upside down. These tiny blue diamonds are also known as Viagra. Nosy and armed with a healthy dose of humor, the director discovers a tale about virility, anxiety and the state of our modern-day man.


Directed and written by: Michael Schaap
Producer: Submarine
Co-producer: VPRO, ZDF/ ARTE
Release: 2009
Length: 52 minutes


Audience Award (Academia film Olomouc Festival, Czech Republic 2010)

Medium Length Film Award (Kos International Film Forum “Arsenals”, Riga, Latvia 2010)


Director: Michael Schaap
Producers: Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting
Film editor: Jurjen Blick
Photography: Hans Bouma, Maarten Kramer
Production sound mixers: Otto Horsch, Bram Meindersma
Music: Leo Anemaet
Animation: Mascha Halberstad
Motion graphics: Olaf Gremie
Assistant film editors: Tim van der Maden, Chris van Oers
Coloring: Wouter Suyderhoud
Subtitles: Ernestina van de Noort
Sound postproduction: Hugo Dijkstal
Research: Lieke van den Ouwelant, Robert Gooijer, Bahram Sadeghi, Olivia van Leeuwen
Line producers: Fabie Hulsebos, Janneke van de Kerkhof
Production: Anne Buiter, Grace Schouteren
Production VPRO: Karin Vermeulen
Commissioning editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen
Commissioning editor ZDF/ARTE: Martin Pieper
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf

This production was made with the support of Dutch Cultural Media Fund

A Submarine production for ZDF
in co-production with VPRO television and in collaboration with ARTE

© 2009 Submarine/ VPRO / ZDF


The Erectionman