Born in Bra in 1972, he has written a number of film treatments and screenplays. He has scripted La Doppia Ora, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi, which earned a nomination for the EFA awards, and received the Coppa Volpi at the 66th Venice Film Festival; Tatanka, directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi; and Workers – Pronti a tutto, directed by Lorenzo Vignolo. He is currently working on 1992, a series for Sky Italia, created in collaboration with Ludovica Rampoldi and Alessandro Fabbri. He has written the American remake of La Doppia Ora (The Double Hour) for Fox Searchlight and Il Ragazzo Invisibile, to be directed by Gabriele Salvatores. He also writes treatments and screenplays for numerous Italian TV series, including the Italian adaptation of In Treatment. An expert on cinema and food, he was the director of Slow Food on Film, an international festival held in Bologna in 2008-9. Since 1996 he has been the director of Corto in Bra, an international short film festival. He has written numerous short stories and a novel, L’America delle Kessler (Ed. Arcana, 2002). Last but not least, he is the leader of the Mambassa, an Italian rock band with five albums under their belt.