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 a member of the German Journalist Association (Deutscher Journalisten-Verband) and the German Documentary Film Association (AG DOK).

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.