GREECE - ATHENS 417 B.C.E.

Celebrated General and esteemed nobleman Timon of Athens has spent his life and fortune generously bestowing gifts, favours, and feasting upon the citizens of Athens, both rich and poor alike. Facing bankruptcy he seeks aid from the many false friends he has adorned with wealth, but as their generosity wains, so too does Timon's patience for the corruption of society.

Adapted by Maximianno Cobra, from Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens", the film exposes the timeless challenge of social hypocrisy, disillusion and annihilation against the poetics of friendship, love, and beauty.

Production Status: Filming


Postponed due to COVID-19 crisis - Last Update 25 / 10 / 2021 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting the world, we plan to resume filming early 2022. This decision is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration.


Estimated Release Date: 2023

Feature Film – Estimated running time: 2hrs 30mins

Director & Screenwriter

Maximianno Cobra
Filmmaker, writer and composer Maximianno Cobra was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beginning his career as an orchestra conductor, it is here Maximianno learnt the “essential value of the text as the epicentre that leads a performing artist to build the spiritual and physical life of either a music score or a character”. From a very early age he discovered his passion for film seeing Fritz Lang's silent masterpiece "Metropolis" (1927); initializing a lifelong fascination with German expressionism. Spending much of his formative years absorbing the great works of cinema, his understanding of storytelling was enriched after watching Fellini's "Amarcord" (1973), Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) and Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941); but it was a love of Olivier's "Hamlet" (1950) that first ventured him into the magnificent world of Shakespeare. “Discovering Shakespeare was" - in his own words was - “an existential upheaval. He impacted me the same way Bach's music had."

Staff & Crew


  • Produced & Directed by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Screenplay by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Based on

    SHAKESPEARE'S TIMON OF ATHENS

  • Executive Producers

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
  • STEVE KLEE

  • Music by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Lead Literary Advisor

    Prof. LADAN NIAYESH

  • Unit Production Managers

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
    QUINTESSENCE STUDIOS
    IMAGINARY STREAMS
    PRE & POST - PRODUCTIONS
    THE GREEN PEARL

  • Cinematographers

  • Director of Cinematography

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Director of Photography - UK

    DAVID WYATT
  • Director of Photography - PT

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC

  • Visual Effects Department

  • Visual Effects Art Director

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • VFX & CGI Supervision

    QUINTESSENCE STUDIOS
  • Visual Effects and Animation by

    IMAGINARY STREAMS
    PRE & POST - PRODUCTIONS
  • Lead VFX Coordinator

    PETER BACHMAN
  • Lead 3D Environment Artist

    FAHAD SHAFIQ
  • Lead 3D Prop Artist

    MARY MCCAIN
  • Lead 3D Animator

    ZUBIN DAS
  • 3D Scanning Imaging Specialist

    OLIVIER RICHARD
  • Compositing - DI - Colour Grading

    IMAGINARY STREAMS
    PRE & POST - PRODUCTIONS

  • Camera and Electrical Department

  • "A" Camera Operator - UK

    DAVID WYATT
  • "A" Camera Operator - PT

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC
  • "B" Camera Operator

    FERGLE GIBSON
  • 1st Camera Assistant

    FELICE GIOIA
  • 2nd Camera Assistant

    BENJAMIN LAM

  • Script Supervisor - UK

    JEM HORSTEAD
  • Script Supervisor - FR

    JULIE SIMON
  • Script Supervisor - PT

    DANIEL CARADEC

  • Sound Department

  • Production Sound Mixer

    FRANCK CARTAUT
  • Boom Operator

    GAËTAN RICCIUTI
  • Audio Pre-recording

    MICHAEL WOLFF
  • Re-recording Mixer

    CHRISTOPHE VINGTRINIER

  • Sound Effects Department

  • Foley Artist

    WILSON KIRKPATRICK
  • Sound Designer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Grip Department

  • Lead Key Grip

    SHLOMO BERGMANN
  • Key Grip - PT

    BRICE BOURDET
  • Best Boy Grip

    VASILEIOS KAPNIS

  • Music Department

  • Music Dept. Manager & Composer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Choreographer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Choreography Consultant

    REBECCA FAERYN

  • Music Recordists

  • Music Recordist - HU

    DÉNES RÉDLY
  • Music Recordist - RO

    CRISTI DOBRICA

  • Music Mixer

    NICOLAS DUPORT

  • Production Designer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Props Master

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
  • Props Supervisor

    JEAN RICHARD
  • Prop Maker

    ANTONELLA DIBELLO

  • Costume Designer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Costume Consultant

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
  • Costume Consultant

    LEW COBRA
  • Costume Consultant

    REBECCA FAERYN
  • Costume Construction

    IMAGINARY STREAMS
    PRE & POST - PRODUCTIONS

  • Makeup Department

  • Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist

    BRUNA COMÉDIAS
  • Hair & Makeup - Assistant

    MÁRCIA VAL MIYAMOTO

  • Costume and Wardrobe Department

  • Wardrobe Supervisor

    FRANÇOISE RICHARD
  • Wardrobe Supervisor

    LEW COBRA
  • Wardrobe Assistant

    ALINE DA ROCHA
  • Wardrobe Assistant - PT

    MICHELLE PEREIRA DA COSTA
  • Wardrobe Assistant - PT

    SARA RAQUEL DA CRUZ

  • Production Supervisor

  • Production Supervisor - UK

    PETRA LANG
  • Production Supervisor - UK

    NEILSON BLACK
  • Production Assistant - IT

    SILVIA PORTELA
  • Production Secretary - PT

    DANIELA CARDOSO
  • Runner - Assistant - UK

    STU LAURIE
  • Runner - Assistant - PT

    JORDAN ALVES
  • Literary translator - Greek

    DIMITRIOS ASTRANTINIS

  • Transportation Department

  • Local Coordinator - PT

    JOSÉ (ZÉ) JANEIRO



  • Filming Locations

    London, England, UK
    Naxos Island, Hellas, Greece
    Athens, Greece
    Capaccio, Salerno, Campania, Italy

    WAPPING PRESS, London, UK
    CINEMATE Studios, Loures, PT


  • Soundtracks

  • Opening scene
    Timon's theme
    Praxilla's Theme - O Timon, O time !
    Phrynia and Timandra's Theme
    Alcibiades's Call & Portara Dance
    The Council of Elders - Areopagus Procession
    Gone is the Glory
    Lucullus' Corridor
    Die and Despair !
    O Victory !
    Procession and Fragments on Bach's Chaconne

  • Contralto: ANTONELA BÂRNAT
  • Basso profondo: DAN POPESCU

  • Europa Philharmonia - Orchestra & Choir
    Collegium Invisibile Ensemble

  • Conductor: MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Recorded by TEMPUS Collection

    Original soundtracks, orchestrations and arrangements
    by
    MAXIMIANNO COBRA


    Recording Studios
    MTVA - Magyar Rádió - Budapest - HU
    INES Studios - Bucharest - RO



  • Technical Details

  • Sound Mix: Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound / Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Atmos / DTS (DTS: X)

  • Colour info.: Colour
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

  • Camera: RED Epic DRAGON | Lenses: Zeiss, Angénieux, multi-lenses kit.

  • Process: Redcode RAW
  • Printed format: D-Cinema



  • With special acknowledgement to

  • Shakespeare Network
    Studio Kostya - AKRN
    Europa Lirica

    Musée d'Archéologie de Nice - Cimiez

    MTVA
    Media Service and Support Trust Fund - HU

    London Rehearsal Space - UK
    The Cockpit Theatre - UK
    Raf Camera - UKR

    ExpoAstória Hotel - Lisbon - PT
    Hotel Calzaiuoli - Florence - IT

    3DLand-Shop - FR

    ARTEINOPERA - Antonella Dibello - IT
    O.B. Stock s.a.s. - Ingrosso Tessuti - IT


  • Special Thanks

  • Aaron Rosenthal, Sofia Sforza, Eric Lesage, Soni Bains, Agnès Blondel,
    Claire Tucker, Prof. Bertrand Roussel, Esther Vidal Ros,
    Daniel Michalag, François de Morant, Eva Simon,
    Gábor Rinth, Cristiano Orlandini,
    Valter Cardini




  • In Memoriam
    BRUNO LABAT



  • A Maximianno Cobra Production

  • United World & Quintessence Studios

    Release Details
    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Language: English


  • Production Status: Filming
    Running time: 135 minutes

    Estimated Release Date: 2023