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 and Munich is his city.

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

Since 2003 he works as a freelance culture correspondent, since 2010 as a director and producer of documentary films with his production company Alpenway Media GmbH.

Süddeutsche Zeitung and Corriere della Sera wrote about him.

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