Born in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 1955, he studies Architecture in Torino -Italy. After graduating is responsible for film and TV production in the Architecture audio-visual laboratory of the POLITECNICO DI TORINO becoming head of production. In 1985 he founds, with others, STEFILM working as a director and producer. Today STEFILM produces high quality films for television and cinema and is committed to create documentary programming which brings Italian themes and talent to the rest of the world. The aim is to re-establish a thriving documentary culture in Italy. Since 1988 he has directed and produced documentaries on various issues, mainly concerning Africa and Italy.