Piero Tomaselli was born in 1974 in the province of Udine. He graduated in philosophy in Padua with a thesis on the relationship between art, poetry and nihilism in the thinking of Heidegger in 2000. He lives in Rome since 2001, where he graduated in film directing at Cinecittà, and where now works as professor of directing, screenplay and film aesthetics. His work includes the medium film “Lintver” (2006) with the soundtrack of Italian singer Elisa, the fake documentary “Simone Lecca and the in-visible’s cinema” (2005-2009). In 2008 he co-wrote the screenplay for “Imago Mortis”, the debut of Italian’s director Stephen Bessoni with Geraldine Chaplin and Alex Angulo. In 2009 he directed the low-budget film "Velma", one of the most awarded debut of the year.