Inspired by HBO TV series Game of Thrones created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
and the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire by author George R.R. Martin,
the director-animator Aristarchos Papadaniel created a short animated film,
which acts as an "animated choreography of departures" based on the series’ song
The Rains of Castamere composed by Ramin Djawadi.
The film has been made with the technique of rotoscope animation.
Emblematic scenes of the series have been chosen,
allowing for a new cinematic approach combined with the specific song.
In particular, in the second part of the song, with a small change in two verses· the interest refocuses from the proud Lord of Castamere -which reference to his face works symbolically- to the young Lord Tyrion and the fatal relationship with his tyrant father, Tywin.
Teaser trailer on YouTube.
The animated short on YouTube.
Teaser trailer on Vimeo.
The animated short on Vimeo.
Interview of director-animator Aristarchos Papadaniel on ATHINA 9.84 FM radio to journalist Vicky Papastefanou
for the announcement of "THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE | An Animated Choreography of Departures" animated short
as "Video of the Week" on AWARDEO internet platform.
Radio broadcast "I stasi ton dio ("Stop-over on two")" with radio producer (for the case) journalist Kostas Raptis.
Friday 14.08.2015
Greek director-animator Aristarchos Papadaniel invited by ART ERT TV show (ERT2) talks with journalist Alexandros Romanos Lizardos about his animated short "THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE | An Animated Choreography of Departures", which was voted "Video of the Week" on AWARDEO internet platform and about "A LETTER - A STORY" the first Greek educational animated TV series that he creates along with author-educational technologist Sophia Madouvalou produced by Educational Television of the Greek Ministry of Education.
Thursday 20.08.2015
Official selection ANIMASYROS 8.0 International Animation Festival (Greek Panorama) 2015, Poster
Official selection BE THERE! Corfu Animation Festival (The Animator Sings) 2015, Poster
On the occasion of their participation in Animasyros 8.0 International Animation Festival
directors-animators Phaedra Derizioti and Aristarchos Papadaniel
along with Festival Programme Director Thodoris Karamanolis
talk about their festival experience on ERT ENIMEROSI infotainment TV show.
Presented by Emmanouella Argiti and Marina Demertzian journalists.
Sunday 4.10.2015
Film creator Aristarchos Papadaniel launches the new Be There! Corfu Animation Festival programme,
"THE ANIMATOR SINGS" and sings a capella at Polytechno (19 October 2015)
his own awarded animated film "THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE | An Animated Choreography of Departures"
inspired by HBO TV series "Game of Thrones".
Official selection 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST International Animation Festival (Special Mention) 2017, Posters
Aristarchos Papadaniel
Photographed by Archodia Papathanassiou
Location: Cap Cap
'Check out' this GoT-inspired animated 'choreography of departures'
by Michael Burns, Digital Arts Online, UK
Official selection 4th IMF International Motion Festival Cyprus (Competition) 2017, Poster


"An Animated Choreography of Departures" inspired by HBO TV series "Game of Thrones".