Antonio Bellia (b. Catania, 1969) began to direct video clips, videos and documentaries enquiring into Sicilian reality in 1996 (Peppino Impastato: storia di un siciliano libero, Senza tempo, Crimini di pace), awarded at numerous events and festivals. He has worked as assistant director to Marco Tullio Giordana, Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco, and Roberto Faenza. In 2005 he founded his production company, Demetra Produzioni, through which he has filmed documentaries such as Crimini di pace and ’A pirrera. He has collaborated with the Rai Educational series La storia siamo noi. 'A pirrera (La miniera) and Biciclette were presented at CinemAmbiente in 2006 and 2007. Documentaries to his credit are Spazio ecologico urbano, Cronache di mafia and Belice 68 TerreinMoto. His most recent films are Uno di noi, A tutto tonno and Il santo nero.