Paolo Casalis (b. province of Cuneo, 1976) earned a degree in Architecture from the Torino Politecnico in 2001 with a thesis on eco-sustainable construction, before entering a career in architectural engineering, graphics and web design. He also works on audiovisual and multimedia projects, winning the 2007 Memfest prize for a social networking artistic project. Co-directed with Stefano Scarafia, Gente di Terra Madre is his directorial debut film.Stefano Scarafia (b. Cuneo, 1978) earned a degree in Architecture from the Torino Politecnico in 2004 with a thesis on redevelopment of urban areas. Already while at university he worked as film director and author for advertising productions, shorts and indie documentaries. Quelli di via Artom (2005), broadcast on Channel La7, won him national awards; Il poeta della grappa (2006), a part of the Questa Terra (2006) project, is an international co-production made for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic games. In 2004 he founded Bodà, a studio graphics and video production studio in Turin.