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 Virzì. Growing up, I used to read Fedor Dostoevskij, Michel Houellebecq, Alberto Moravia among others.
I started my career 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 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 was nominated for the prestigious Nastro d'Argento in 2016.
Since 2017, I have been writing and directing every videos of Gli Estremi Rimedi, an Italian web-series I created with Daniele Balestrino. To date, on Facebook, we have more than 50 million views and in December 2019 we 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 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 May, 2021, I published my first novel, Il veleno nella coda for Laurana Editore. It was ranked seventh in the weekly chart of “Robinson”, a distinguished Italian cultural magazine.
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
My top 10 books (in random order) :
Crime and Punishment – Fedor Dostoevskij
Whatever– Michel Houellebecq
The Case of Mr Crump – Ludwig Lewisohn
The Empty Canvas – Alberto Moravia
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
The possibility of an Island - Michel Houellebecq
Marcovaldo, or the Seasons in the City – Italo Calvino
The Three Musketeers– Alexandre Dumas
The Stranger – Albert Camus
Demons - Fedor Dostoevskij