Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sunday, 30 April 2017

People in Uganda, waiting for the upcoming premiere, the trailer of the documentary "Punishment Island" will be screened on the 9th of May in Kampala, National Theatre, courtesy of African Movie Night Kampala Monthly Screening. Soon posting news about the film premiere.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Artwork for the documentary!

Drawing materials bought for Comfort thanks to the funds raised through the crowdfunding for the artwork has reached Uganda and Comfort is at work! Thanks to all supporters again and to Laban for taking the picture!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Campaign ended successfully!

Thanks!!! Our campaign finished last night and was successfully funded at 107%. Both our crowdfunding campaigns ended with the final very generous stroke of two women who prefer to keep their name anonymous, like two fairies protecting this Punishment Island project.

Apart from the anonymous supporter, our thanks go to:

Enrica Giovannardi
Silvia Cappelli
Antonella Bundu
Sheila Windridge
Pirjo Ojala
Maria Pesli
Johannes Wilms
Lucas Vossoughi
Philine Von Duszeln
Carlo Boschi
Lella Sion, Letizia Fuochi, Silvia Conti, all the musicians who played at the concert night on the 10th of April in Florence and all those who supported by coming to the concert.

Thanks a lot from me and Comfort Abemigisha!!

You give us the hope and the energies to complete this documentary!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

- 3 days left and thanks!

Our second and last campaign is coming to an end. 3 days left to support the work of Comfort Abemigisha for the documentary. Info and contributions at this link

In the meanwhile we want to thank the people who have helped so far towards reaching the goal:

Silvia Cappelli
Pirjo Ojala
Lucas Voussoughi
Antonella Bundu
Maria Pesli
Philine Von Duszeln
Johannes Wilms
Sheila Windridge
Carlo Boschi
Punishment Island team

and Lella Sion, Letizia Fuochi, Silvia Conti and all the musicians who played at the crowdfunding concert at Circolo Rigacci.

42% left, translating in 290 Euros to reach our goal and get Comfort ready to draw and draw!


Thursday, 1 May 2014

- 5 days left!

Here we go, last days to the end of our last crowdfunding campaign.

Thanks to the old and new supporters, we are now gratefully and unexpectedly close to reach our goal. We have still 42% missing, but being our target quite low, this doesn't translate in many Euros left. Any small contribution will help us a lot and then, in no time, Comfort will have his paper and will start to draw the unknown story of Akampene, the tiny dying island!

All further info and contributions at


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Make or Break!

- 7! Last week left to support Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha in the making of the artwork for the documentary. Help us to support him if you can, any small contributions is vital for us to proceed. Information and contributions at this link or if you want to support with Paypal or in other ways you can get in touch with us at this Email address:  Thanks!!!

This is the talented guy  you are supporting!

Monday, 14 April 2014


Last week, we organized a concert in Florence to contribute towards our goal to finance Comfort's artwork for the film. We raised 300 Euros. We are closed to our goal and we have 22 days left to support. Any details and contributions at this link:

A crazy moment from the concert:

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

- 28

28 days left to support the artwork by Comfort Abemigisha for the documentary. African art lovers, with a little contribution, you can help us go a long way. In exchange you will have prints of his work, and one day, they might have a certain value. For sure, he is a very talented African young man. Many thanks to those who would like to help. All contributions and further info at the link

Or you can write to us at if you would like to contribute, but you rather do it through paypal. That is possible. Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Thanks to our Early Birds!

We knew that this time it was going to be difficult, that's why we want to thank our first supporters on the crowdfunding for the Artwork, who gave us hope we may have a chance to raise the budget to finance the drawings for young Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha.

So many thanks to:

Carlo Boschi, Johannes Wilms, Sheila Windrige, Philine Von Dueszeln, Maria Pesli, Johannes Wilms and Antonella Bundu.

We still have one month and 600 Euros to raise. Have a look here and remember that any small contribution counts. Thanks!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

10 of April in Florence!

Those of you in Florence are invited to come to a big night of music to support the making of the documentary.

For info, you can write to and/or follow us on our Facebook page

Monday, 3 March 2014

New crowdfunding - The Artwork

We have just launched a new crowdfunding, with the aim of completing the artwork young Ugandan artist Comfort Abemigisha is preparing for the documentary. By buying printed postcards of his drawings you will help us promoting African art and finishing this stage of production. All funds raised will be used for buying drawing materials, paying the prints & platform fees, but mainly for paying Comfort for his work. Comfort Abemigisha lives in Kampala, Uganda, recently graduated in Industrial and Fine Arts and sells his paintings internationally. He has been involved in the production of "Punishment Island" documentary since its early stage, translating all interviews and researching the stories. With its unique style that mixes African contemporaneity and tradition, his drawings will illustrate the stories as told by the survivors. Video of Comfort introducing himself, information, documentary teaser and contributions at

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Long absence from this blog, but our project isn't forgotten, of course. We have been editing what we shot with the funds collected through the crowdfunding campaign. Now we are in the middle of another tough part: finding the money to complete production and for post-production. We have a 30' rough cut and undergoing the difficult process of approaching institutions, foundations, broadcasters, sponsorship. Not much creativity at this stage, frustration is the word at present, but that's part of the work! We will make it soon or later (better soon than later of course). In the meanwhile, at this link you can see the updated trailer of the film. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks to all cast and crew!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Back to Punishment!

We haven't blogged for quite a while. Luckily I got funds to shoot another project set in Northern Tuscany and I just came back from a long session of shooting with Philine, same DoP of Punishment Island and new great sound recordist. So now, back on the mission. We have a 27' minutes rough cut which is being supervised by sound editor in Germany. We already applied for Sundance documentary funds, and as soon as Tim has finished we will compete for Premio Corso Salani, a prize for independent Italian documentarists in the memory of great Corso Salani. At the same time we are applying for ITVS in the States and other foundation, while sending it to various broadcasters in Europe. Hopefully we will be able to go back soon and do the finishing shots. In the meanwhile, I want again to thank ALL the people who made this possible. More that time goes by, more that I realized what WE have achieved together. I can never thank enough. 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Still alive!

We haven't been blogging for quite sometime now, but we are still here working on this production. The lack of post-production funds is making editing slow, but now we are getting there, soon we should have our first rough cut. Yesterday we had a party to thank our supporters which was also an occasion to raise some cash for post-production. Conad, an Italian food chain sponsored us giving us food and drinks, and the landlord of a wonderful place in the hills surrounding Florence gave it to us for free. We had a fun afternoon with food, drinks and music, while we helped the cause with a vintage market on the side. (may you be interested there are some articles on sale still...) Photos by Marco Mazzi, Elisabetta Cecchi, Nadia Angilella).