The erectionman

Director: Michael Schaap
Running time: 52’ - The Netherlands, 2009

Director’s Bio

Michael Schaap was born in 1968 in Amsterdam. He studied international relations & Islam at the Hebrew University in Israël and politicology at the University of Amsterdam. In 1991 he studied camera & direction at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. Since 1996 he has been working as television program director.

Contact Director
Michael Schaap
phone: 31-6-19354477

2008 House in Transition
2006 - 2008 The jackals
2006 - 2008

United Vloggers for SUBMARINE CHANNEL

2003 - 2005 Happiness of the Netherlands
2002 - 2003 Levy & Sadeghi
2002 Washing power!
2001 Hans Kesting Show

Circus Pavlov


Joop & Coenraad

2000 Current affairs

Washing power!

1999 Coffeeshopping

Director: Michael Schaap


Producers: Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting


Film Editor: Jurjen Blick


Production Sound Mixers:  Otto Horsch, Bram Meindersma


Photography: Hans Bouma, Maarten Kramer


Music:  Leo Anemaet


Animation:  Mascha Halberstad, Olaf Gremie



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.

World sales
Youn Ji
AUTLOOK Filmsales GmbH
trappelgasse 4/17
1040 Vienna

Director’s Statement

A while ago my father (75) said to me: Hey, you know they're selling Viagra illegally in our local cigar shop? No, I didn't. And immediately I was intrigued: Wasn't my sex life lacking something? And why the heck were they selling these pills under the counter of a cigar shop? To cut a long story short, yes, I tried it and it seemed an incredible experience: I felt like a Duracell bunny for two weeks in a row. But then many questions came: How was it that Viagra became such an incredible success in ten years time? How big a market is there? It's with sheer pride that I present to you The Erectionman, a.k.a. The Viagraman.