David Valolao graduated with a degree in Graphic and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genova, Italy. He discovered his passion for storytelling when he was 20, and from that moment began to study narrative and philosophy and writing and directing short films. His first short was Exit, a thriller. He received Tim Vison Awards for the short L'anima Nascosta (The Hidden Soul). His latest short is the award-winning Una partita ai confini del mondo (A Match at the Ends of the Earth).