Goltzius and the Pelican Company BY PETER GREENAWAY


Goltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. A contemporary of Rembrandt and, indeed, more celebrated during his life, Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. In return, he promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of illustrating the Old Testament’s biblical stories. Erotic tales of Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Deliah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatisations of these erotic stories for his court.

2012, 128 mins.

World premiere

Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht


Directed and written by
Peter Greenaway

Produced by
Kees Kasander

F. Murray Abraham
Giulio Berruti
Halina Reijn

Director of Photography
Reinier van Brummelen

Elmer Leupen

Marco Robino

Produced by
Mike Downey - co-producer
Catherine Dussart - co-producer
Suza Horvat - co-producer
Phil Hunt - executive producer
Ineke Kanters - executive producer
Kees Kasander - producer
Lisette Kelder - development executive
Igor Nola - co-producer
Ed Rigg - associate producer
Compton Ross - executive producer
Elliot Ross - associate producer
Fenella Ross - associate producer
Sam Taylor - co-producer
Julia Ton - executive producer
Kevan Van Thompson - line producer 

Reinier van Brummelen

Film Editing
Elmer Leupen

Buffy Hall

Production Design
Ben Zuydwijk

Art Direction
Damir Gabelica
Rosie Stapel co-art director 

Set Decoration
Ana Buljan

Costume Design
Blanka Budak
Marrit van der Burgt

Makeup Department
Pralija Ivana - assistant makeup artist
Sara Meerman - makeup artist 

Production Management
Eva Barra - production manager
Steven de Vries - post-production manager
Andrew Dearnley - post-production manager
Vlaho Krile - production manager 

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vid Spindler - second second assistant director
Zoran Sudar - first assistant director
Jan Zalar - second assistant director 

Art Department
Borko Balen - props
Ana Buljan - assistant art director
Damir Gabelica - construction manager
Alexandra Niemeijer - assistant production designer
Erika Raab - set dresser 

Sound Department
Oliver Glynn - foley editor
Dan Johnson - sound re-recording mixer
Andrea King - foley artist
Adam Mendez - foley mixer
Kresimir Rodic - boom operator
David Sendall - foley editor
Ivica Slivaric - sound mixer
Jack Stew - foley artist
Maarten van Gent - sound 

Special Effects
Branko Repalust - special effects coordinator 

Visual Effects
Sander Brouwer - title designer 

Camera and Electrical Department
Mick Durlacher - gaffer
Jip Hilferink - assistant gaffer
Dubravka Kurobasa - data handler
Erwin Roodhart - gaffer
Josip Siladi - key grip
Floris van der Lee - camera operator
Dave van Honschooten - electrician
Stef van Wijk - first assistant camera
Peter van Vugt - key grip
Eric Wobma - gaffer
Ivan Zadro - assistant camera
Zeljko Zupan - focus puller 

Casting Department
Arijana Genc - casting assistant: crowd
Betty Post - additional casting
Igor Sestric - casting director croatia
Vicky Wildman - casting consultant 

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nevena Caklovic - key wardrobe
Karen de Meijer - assistant costume designer
Zorana Frkic - wardrobe assistant intern
Katarina Kolimbatovic - costumer
Dora Sintic - costumer 

Music Department
Marco Robino - composer: theme music 

Other crew
Francelino Lima Alves - runner
Gero Brugmann - legal counsel - completion guarantor
Elizabeth Hurley - production accountant
Mirna Kapetanovic - production assistant
Nikolina Koceic - production coordinator
Willemien Ruys - image researcher
Gordana Spanic - production accountant assistant
Stijn Verhoeff - runner