Throughout 2018 the APOSW team have been location scouting in Malta and Italy.

Italy: The third act of APOSW takes place just to the south west of Marzabotto in a truly beautiful area within the Parco Storico Di Monte Sole which is about 30km from Bologna. James Holland’s historical work ‘Italy’s Sorrow’ unearths some of the lesser-known, truly horrific events that happened as the German Army retreated through Northern Italy in 1944. In fact, some of the characters in APOSW are based on the actual people of the Apennine region who James interviewed for the book and who either witnessed or were victims of these atrocities.

We have visited the actual locations where these events took place and have been given permission by the local authorities to shoot the scenes set in 1995 in these very locations.