I was born and raised in Milan, Italy.
Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock are the directors who have always inspired me, alongside the Italians Nanni Moretti, Dario Argento and Paolo Virzi'.
I started my carrer in high school, thanks to Michele Santoro who made me a recurring guest on his prime time talk shows. Later on I moved to Mediaset where I joined the crew of Antonio Ricci. I was a featured writer for Striscia La Notizia and his multiple spin-offs for almost a decade.
In addition to graffiti, MMA, and Opera, movies have always been my passion. In 2012, to pursue a career in filmmaking I moved to New York where, in 2014, I graduated in directing. There I met director Amos Poe, the legend of independent American cinema : with him, I wrote my thesis short film Frankie that won the Oaxaca Film Fest in 2015 and was nominated for the prestigious Nastro d'Argento in 2016.
In 2017, I created Gli Estremi Rimedi alongside Daniele Balestrino. We regularly produce and post satirical videos and webseries on Facebook. In December 2019 we have had over 20 millions views and our series Damn the day I swiped you right won as "Best Italian web series" at the Digital Media Fest in Rome.
I am also the author of two documentaries for Sky Arte, both presented by Federico Buffa: Graffiti in New York (2015) and Ettore Majorana - L'uomo del Futuro (2018).
For years I have been writing satirical articles and special reports for different Italian and international media outlets. In 2016 I won the top Italian web award -the infamous Macchianera Internet Award- for best article of the year for my piece la vignetta di Charlie Hebdo spiegata a mia madre.
In January, 2020, I published the non-fiction book I wanted to be nobody for Italian publisher Mondadori. It is going to be released in the U.S. next March.
My top 10 movies of all time (in random order) :
Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick - 1976
A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick - 1972
Rocky, John G. Avildsen - 1976
Manhattan, Woody Allen - 1979
Annie Hall, Woody Allen - 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Milos Foreman - 1975
Eyes wide shut, Stanley Kubrick - 1999
The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola - 1972
Carlito's way, Brian De Palma - 1993
Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa - 1950
My top 10 TV Shows (in random order) :
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan - 2008/2013
True Detective (season 1), Nic Pizzolatto - 2014
Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland & Dan Harmon - 2013/present
Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry David - 2000/2011
The Wire, David Simon - 2002/2008
Madmen, Matthew Weiner - 2007/2015
Louie, Louis C.K. - 2010/present
BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg - 2014/present
Deadwood, David Milch - 2004/2006
The Sopranos, David Chase - 1999/2007