Born in 1980 in Bitonto, he studied law at the University of Bari. He started his career in cinema as an autodidact by directing short films. In 2004, his short Zinanà won the David Di Donatello Award for Best Short Film. He then directed documentary films such as Pinuccio Lovero, presented at the 2007 Critics’ Week, before making his feature debut in 2011 with Annalisa. His second feature, My Own Good, was shot in Apulia, his native region, as his previous films and his third one Burning Hearts.