Alessandro Melazzini was born in Sondrio (Italy) in 1974, graduated in economics from the Università Luigi Bocconi di Milano and holds a a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.

In 1999, he moved to Germany; he lives in Munich ad works between Germany and Italy.

As a German and Italian citizen, Alessandro is member of the German Documentary Association (AG DOK), the German Directors Guild (BVR) and the German Federation of Journalists (DJV).

Between 2003 and 2011, he worked as a freelance culture correspondent.

Since 2010 he works as a director and producer of documentary films with his production company Alpenway Media Production GmbH.

For his merits as a migrant entrepreneur the city of Munich has awarded Alessandro the PhönixPreis.