ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

Meet the award-winning duo behind MELANCHOLY STAR. 

 

KONSTANTINOS KOUTSOLIOTAS
DIRECTOR | VFX | CINEMATOGRAPHER

Originally from Greece, VFX wizard Kostas has over 15 years experience in visual effects and filmmaking.

 

ELIZABETH E. SCHUCH
DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | ART & DESIGN

Kicking off her career in Chicago, Elizabeth has worked in design and visuals for film and stage internationally.

 

The company is the vision Konstantinos Koutsoliotas & Elizabeth E. Schuch: a creative studio providing top quality VFX, uniquely styled art services, and producing highly visual films - always with an intense passion for aesthetic quality. The beautiful, the fantastical, and the eccentric are always in the forefront of our imaginations, and we foster a creative environment that thrives on collaboration.

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far,
That show’st the darkness thou canst not dispel,
How like art thou to joy remember’d well! “
— LORD BYRON

Officially founding the company in 2011, the dynamic duo have been working together since 2004, on projects spanning commercials, titles, 2D-3D shadow play backgrounds for films, live circus design, music videos, theatre projection, scripts, and other adventures. Both trained in CGI at the Glasgow School of Art, Kostas comes from a traditional arts background, and Elizabeth from theatre design.

Using our network of brilliant freelance animators and associates in music, circus, and theatre, we can provide powerful artistic backing to Film & VFX projects. Kostas’ Greek heritage has given company a vested interest in the stories and cinema of Europe, growing stronger with our first Greek feature film production underway. 

Collaborators

Our studio may be small, but we're agile, with an international network of collaborators we love working with to bring projects to life. 

Theo Albanis
Photography | Cinematography

Dave Kemp
Composer

Sen Na
Sound Designer

Jan Lennon
3D Artist | Designer

Anami Tara
Costumer | Writer

Ana Maio
Props | Puppetry | Art

Iakovos (Jack) Vroutsis
AD | Producer

Alex Frith
Rigging/Stunt Consultant

Wlodzimierz (Kuba) Kossak
Cinematography