Antonio was born in Calabria in 1977. He graduated in Cinema Studies at the University of Bologna in 2003. In 2006, using a small handled camera, he shot his first documentary: Gara de Nord_copii pe strada, about the story of some street children living near the main train station in Bucharest. In 2007 he received the Ilaria Alpi award. His passion for documentary films comes from the need to tell stories about humans being and the environment in which they live and the deep changes they are involved in. Moreover, thanks to the digital revolution that took place in the cinema industry, the light equipments allowed him to travel and film in very extreme places such as Syria Libya, Uzbekistan, Turkey. The stories he chooses to shoot deal with environmental, social and political issues.