He was born in Budrio, Bologna, in 1962. He wrote and directed four feature films between 1995 and 2019, as well as several short films and documentaries. His latest film La freccia del Tempo will be released at the cinema in late September 2019. As a writer he has published numerous short stories, in 1999 the science fiction novel 190 billion years later and in 2015 the novel The vacuum cleaner and the salvation of the soul. His scientific and scientific-popular production ranges from Museology, to the History of Science, to Paleontology and has written more than seventy articles in magazines and books on these topics.