Born in 1986 in Locarno, Switzerland.
BA in Film Studies, Philosophy, and English Literature (University of Lausanne), M.Litt. in Philosophy (University of St Andrews), PhD in Philosophy (University of Basel).
My passion for cinema, photography, music and other expression forms is part of a more general interest in aesthetics and the role of experience in our lives. To me Sideral Spirit is a comfortable shelter hidden from the technological chaos that surrounds us – a base camp from which to secretly observe and explore the world by artistic means in an endless quest for beauty and the sublime.
Freelance work as cameraman and web-TV live streaming operator for the Image and sound team of the Locarno Film Festival (since 2006)
Top prize in the “photo classic” contest at the Swiss Bodypainting Art Festival patronized by the World Bodypainting Association (2014)
Co-founding of Sideral Spirit with Sabrina Maniscalco (2012)
Premiere of the shortfilm Lost Identities. In the pictures: on set with Sebastian Pabst, Sabrina Maniscalco, Shanti Perpellini, Barbara Unternaehrer and Claudio Tettamanti, and the public at the Palavideo, Muralto. Images courtesy of Fabrizio Capeder (2008)
Chaperon of the Swiss Junior Jury at the Giffoni Hollywood International Film Festival, Los Angeles (2007)
The shortfilm Die Before Tomorrow, co-directed with Tiziano Hofer, wins several awards for non-professional cinema, including the UNICA medal awarded by the Union Internationale du Cinéma, Member of the authoritative UNESCO Council. In the pictures: the lead actor Gianmario Arringa, Tiziano Hofer and myself (2005)
Member of the Swiss Junior Jury delegation at the Giffoni Film Festival, Giffoni, Italy (2002)