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HERCULES: The 12 Trials

Projection Design for live theatre production in at the Pantheon Theatre in Athens, Greece.

Project Brief

Hercules, the mythical figure - played by Greek pop icon, Sakis Rouvas premieres at the Pantheon theater. A modern, edgy retelling of the classical feats of the great Greek hero Hercules. Filled with timeless imagery, the production demanded a score of animated sequences for projection, as backgrounds and to show movement across distance and time.

From the original text, written by poet Stratis Paschalis, play by while Professor John Lignadis. Directed by designer Apollo Papatheocharis. Music by George Theofanous, lyrics by Niki Papatheocharis and composition by George Poulios.

About The Pantheon Theatre: This imposing building, skillfully crafted in its exterior and interior by the famous sculptor Costas Varotsos, hosts many of the world’s largest art and cultural events and is a pole of attraction for lovers of art and culture. One of Greece's largest venues.


The projections designs are complemented by full size, sculptural set pieces and choreography.


Combining 2D artwork with 3D animation and depth, we created the enviroments. Animator Jan Lennon created and brought to life the lion character for the silhouette fight with Hercules.


Running in Athens from December 2014 - March 2015.

What We Do

Melancholy Star is a London-based CGI and creative studio providing high-end 3D visual effects services for Feature Films, Promos /Music Videos, Idents, Titles, Commercials and more.

Alien worlds, realistic vehicles and luxury products, unusual creatures, explosions, logo graphics, green screen & tracking services, compositing, set extensions and matte painting: these are just the beginning of what we can provide in house.

On the creative side, we can work with you on story development, artwork for film presentation packets & pitches, storyboards, concept art, set design, and art department needs. Keeping our customer list small and exclusive, we focus all of our attention on meeting your needs, and we offer boutique service packages at competitive industry rates.

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