The second week of January 2020 we made one of the last incoming missions on behalf of Lugere. We hosted Paul Rognoni, producer of Mareterraniu, one of the most important audiovisual realities in Corsica, together with Lara Fremder and Emanuele Milasi, both screenwriters who are working on the screenplay for the animated film a Journey to Teulada, by our Nicola Contini.
Paul, now with more than thirty years of experience in audiovisual production, has recently been focusing on the production of series of fiction for France 3 Corse and on authored and social documentaries, after his success as a co-producer for the documentary Seventh Fire, presented at the festival of Berlin and produced by Natalie Portman and the myth Terrence Malick.
Lara Fremder is one of the most appreciated screenwriters in Italy. She’s the author of Garage Olympo and of the animated feature film Iqbal, a brave child. Emanuele, also a writer, contributed to the making of the documentary Gramsci 44 with the cinematography by Daniele Ciprì and Peppino Mazzotta among the interpreters.
The days of the incoming mission were very intense. Our goal is concrete: to work on the script of an animated film and thanks to this opportunity we were finally able to do it live, in some of the real locations of the film, having the chance to meet with the artistic director Riccardo Atzeni and also to consult a vast photographic repertoire of our island in the period after the Second World War.
Paul was also able to meet Marco Benoni, senior Producer for Artevideo, and talk about his experience as a producer in Corsica, the potential of the audiovisual market in France - with his consolidated system of automatic aids and the two shared some ideas and suggestions to maybe work together in the next future.
For us, the arrival of Paul, Lara and Emanuele was a rich and intense occasion and, once again, we found that Sardinia, even if cloaked in winter colors, has a considerable appeal for those visitors who are not only oriented on its undeniable beauty and the charm of our panoramas, but also to the narrative and cinematographic potential of our land.