Fabio Mollo (Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1980) majored in film history from the University of East London in 2002, and in directing from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome in 2007. His directorial debut, the short film Troppo vento (2003), received many awards. He has written and directed several documentary films, including Giganti (2007), which won the Best Short Film Award at the Torino Film Festival; it also reveived a Special Mention at the Nastri d’argento and at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, and it competed in the Berlinale. He was a finalist for the Solinas Award in 2005. He was selected for the Atelier de la Cinéfondation of the Cannes Festival and for the Talent Project Market at the Berlinale in 2011. Il Sud è niente, his first feature film, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was screened at Berlinale, at the International Film Festival of Rome and at the 31st Torino Film Festival. He was nominated for the best debuting director awards at the Nastri d'argento and the Globi d'oro.