Gianluca was born in Sicily on Christmas Eve. He is a graduate of Milan’s Academy of Fine Arts and Design (NABA). Gianluca’s first feature film is Cuore scatenato (Raging Heart), which he co-wrote and directed. His most important short film to date is The Paladins of The Holy Providence. It has been shown and won awards at a large number of festivals including Uppsala, Palm Springs, Annecy, Huesca, Metz, Brisbane, Stockholm, Siena and Turin. Gianluca adores the sound of cicadas.