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 - We plan to resume filming early 2021. This decision is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration.


Estimated Release Date: 2021 -2022

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."

Staff & Crew


  • Produced & Directed by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Screenplay by

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Based on

    SHAKESPEARE'S TIMON OF ATHENS

  • Executive Producer

    STEVE KLEE
  • Associate Producer &
    Worldwide Sales Supervisor

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI

  • Literary Advisor

    Prof. LADAN NIAYESH

  • Cinematographers

  • Director of Cinematography

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Director of Photography - FR

    ALEXANDRE TYL
  • Director of Photography - PT

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC

  • Special Effects

  • VFX & CGI Supervision

    QUINTESSENCE STUDIOS
  • Lead VFX Coordinator

    PETER BACHMAN
  • Lead 3D Environment Artist

    FAHAD SHAFIQ
  • Lead 3D Prop Artist

  • Lead 3D Animator


  • Camera and Electrical Department

  • Camera Operator - FR

    ALEXANDRE TYL
  • Camera Operator - PT

    IUSTIN FILIP-MUCENIC
  • 1st Camera Assistant

  • 2nd Camera Assistant

  • Script Supervisor - FR

    JULIE SIMON
  • Script Supervisor - PT

    DANIEL CARADEC

  • Sound Department

  • Production Sound Mixer

    FRANCK CARTAUT
  • Boom Operator

    GAËTAN RICCIUTI
  • Lead Foley Artist

  • Re-recording Mixer

    CHRISTOPHE VINGTRINIER

  • Grip Department

  • Key Grip - FR

  • Key Grip - PT

    BRICE BOURDET
  • Best Boy Grip

    VASILEIOS KAPNIS

  • Music Department

  • Music Dept. Manager & Composer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Music Recordists

  • Music Recordist - HU

    DÉNES RÉDLY
  • Music Recordist - RO

    CRISTI DOBRICA

  • Music Mixer

    NICOLAS DUPORT

  • Production Designer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Props Master

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI

  • Costume Designers

  • Costume Designer

    MAXIMIANNO COBRA
  • Costume Consultant

    EMANUELA TAVOLINI
  • Costume Consultant

    LEW COBRA

  • 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 - FR

    ALINE DA ROCHA
  • Wardrobe Assistant - PT

    MICHELLE PEREIRA DA COSTA
  • Wardrobe Assistant - PT

    SARA RAQUEL DA CRUZ

  • Lead Field Producer - FR

    FAVIAN RAMOS
  • Production Assistant

    SILVIA PORTELA
  • Production Secretary - PT

    DANIELA CARDOSO
  • Runner - Assistant - UK

    STU LAURIE
  • Runner - Assistant - PT

    JORDAN ALVES

  • Transportation Department

  • Local Coordinator - PT

    JOSÉ (ZÉ) JANEIRO



  • Filming Locations

    London, England, UK
    Naxos Island, Hellas, Greece
    Athens, Greece
    Capaccio, Salerno, Campania, Italy
    CINEMATE Studios, Loures, Portugal


  • Soundtracks

  • Opening scene
    Timon's theme
    Praxilla's Theme - O Timon, O time !
    Alcibiades's Call & Portara Dance
    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 POPESCU

  • Conductor: MAXIMIANNO COBRA

  • Europa Philharmonia - Orchestra & Choir

  • Recorded by TEMPUS Collection

    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

    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

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


  • Special Thanks

  • Aaron Rosenthal, Sofia Sforza, Eric Lesage, Neilson Black, Soni Bains, Sophie Moraine,
    Daniel Michalag, François de Morant, Jean Richard, Claire Tucker,
    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

  • Estimated Release Date: 2021 - 2022