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
Estimated Release Date: 2021

Director & Screenwriter

Maximianno Cobra
Director, 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."

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Cast


TIMON

James Reynard

APEMANTUS

David Sayers

PRAXILLA OF SICYON

Sarah Whitehouse

ALCIBIADES

Declan O'Connor

FLAVIUS

Martin South

LUCILIUS

Ellis J. Wells

LUCULLUS

Reece Putinas

LUCIUS

Bruce Kitchener

SEMPRONIUS

John Paton

PHRYNIA

Heidi Mumford-Yeo

TIMANDRA

Monica Forero

I COUNCILLOR

Maximianno Cobra

II COUNCILLOR

Tim Barton

III COUNCILLOR

Daniel Jones

CAPHIS

David Magowan

TITUS

Robert Boulton

HORTENSIUS

Saul Marron

SOLDIER I

Jack Westgate

SOLDIER II

Connor Dye

Gorgon

Dan Popescu

Staff & Crew

  • Produced & Directed by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Screenplay by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Based on

    SHAKESPEARE'S TIMON OF ATHENS

  • Executive Producer

    STEVE KLEE
  • Production Coordinator

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI

  • Cinematographers

  • Director of Photography

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC
  • Director of Cinematography

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Special Effects

  • VFX Coordinator

    PETER BACHMAN
  • Lead 3D Environment Artist

    MARIA MYRZA
  • Lead 3D Prop Artist

  • Lead 3D Animator


  • Camera and Electrical Department

  • Camera Operator

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC
  • 1st Camera Assistant

  • Script Supervisor

    DANIEL CARADEC

  • Grip Department

  • Key Grip

    BRICE BOURDET
  • Best Boy Grip

    BILL KAPNIS

  • Sound Department

  • Production Sound Mixer

    FRANCK CARTAUT
  • Boom Operator

    GAËTAN RICCIUTI
  • Re-recording Mixer

    CHRISTOPHE VINGTRINIER

  • Music Department

  • Music Dept. Manager & Composer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Music Mixer

    NICOLAS DUPORT

  • Production Designers

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
    BRUNO LABAT

  • Costume Designers

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
    LEW COBRA
    EMANUELA TAVOLINI

  • Hair & Makeup - Department Head

    BRUNA COMÉDIAS

  • Costume and Wardrobe Department

  • Wardrobe Supervisor

    FRANÇOISE RICHARD
  • Wardrobe Assistant

    SARA CRUZ

  • Transportation Department

  • Transportation Coordinator

    ZÉ JANEIRO

  • Assistant Producer - Portugal

    DANIELA CARDOSO

  • Principal Photography

    CINEMATE Studios, Loures, Portugal

  • Filming Locations

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


  • Soundtracks

  • Opening scene | Timon's theme | O Timon, O time! Alcibiades's Call
    The Council of Elders - Areopagus procession Gone is the Glory
    Die and Despair! | O Victory!| Procession and Fragments on Bach's Chaconne
  • Contralto: Antonela Bârnat
  • Basso profondo: Dan Popesco
  • Europa Philharmonia - Orchestra & Choir
  • Conductor: Maximianno Cobra
  • Recorded by TEMPUS Collection


  • Technical Details

  • Sound Mix: Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound / Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Atmos / DTS (DTS: X)
  • Colour info.: Colour
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.4 : 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

    ARTEINOPERA - Antonella Dibello IT
    London Rehearsal Space - UK
    Raf Camera - UKR
    ExpoAstória Hotel - PT
    O.B. Stock s.a.s. - Ingrosso Tessuti - IT


  • Special Thanks

  • Aaron Rosenthal, Sofia Sforza, Sophie Moraine, Daniel Michalag, François de Morant, Sonia Costa, Rui Guerra, Eva Simon, Jean Richard, Cristiano Orlandini


  • United World & Quintessence Studios
    A Maximianno Cobra Production

  • Release Details
    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    Language: English

  • Production Status: Filming

  • Estimated Release Date: 2021