An Italian and Swiss filmmaker born in 1974. After obtaining a diploma in Classical Percussion and the History of Cinema Studies in Italy, he graduated in Film Directing at New York University. He directed a number of shorts, and later, together with Luciano Barcaroli, Gerardo Panichi and Daniele Villa, the documentary Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick (Venice Film Festival, 2002) followed by Chatzer: Inside Jewish Venice (Turin Film Festival, 2004). He also directed the animated short H2O (Annecy Animated Film Festival, 2007). He produced and directed the Italian Unit of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, 2011) and later directed The Dark Side of the Sun (Jury Special Mention at the 2011 Rome International Film Festival). He has co-produced several fiction films, documentaries and shorts, including Tsili (Venice Film Festival, 2014), Rabin: The Last Day (Venice Film Festival, 2015), and Mountain (Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the 2016 Venice Film Festival). He is also a musician, composer and film critic. He is currently editing his feature film The Book of Vision, which will be executive-produced by Terrence Malick.