The animation "Fotis wakes up in Athienou" is a character driven educationall video, created for the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou. The creation of the film and is part of the museum’s initiative that to preserve the unique cultural heritage of this small town on the island of Cyprus.
To make turn this educational video into a fun to watch animation, targeting both children and youth, we have created an character divern narrative where Fotis - the protagonist - visits his grandparents in the village. During his stay over a weekend, he discovers many exciting things about Athienou, such as its history and its traditions that made his village “world famous”!
The animation brings together the the history of the area, the contemporary environment as well as a glimpse into future. The stylized character designs and modern illustrations are combined with folkore design elements and archive photographs, to create an animation that is playful, educational and memorable.