Born in Desio in 1977, Luca Mariani started out started studying IT before gravitating towards the world of art at the tender age of 16, when he undertook a painting course at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. He made the short leap from canvas to film and quickly found work as a photographer in the tourism sector. Here he discovered his passion for telling stories about people and places. In 2006 he turned his hand to directing and his stories became images in motion. Mariani made a film called Matu in 2009 where he created a fairy tale out of a cooperation project in Kenya led by the Coordinating Committee of the Organisation of Voluntary Service (COSV). He followed this up in 2010 with the music video for Cesare Cremonini's hit track Mondo. This came after Mariani had spent time at the Barcelona Film School and was the first in a series of works made using stop motion. By 2011 he was in Peru working on his social storytelling project De sol a sol, while in 2012 he filmed a series of publicity campaigns for 20th Century Fox and Fiat 500. In 2013 he was given the opportunity to screen the fashion film he shot for Lardini at ASVOFF in Paris. He currently divides his time living and working in Barcelona and Milan, and has been behind publicity campaigns for fashion labels like Diesel, Trussardi and Armani, as well as companies like 3M, Federlegno, Estée Lauder and Ernest&Young. At the moment he's working on a documentary about Maria Bianca Cita, the first woman to hold a significant position in Italian research. Now, just as before, he's fully aware that tomorrow will be a completely different story.