Stefano was raised in Salò, a small Italian town in the north of Italy. He grew up in an artistic environment: his mother is a ballet choreographer. During four years at the University of Bologna where Stefano studied Film History and Criticism, he became a part of theSPONKstudios. After his graduation he moved to Los Angeles to receive a Masters in Film Making. During his time at Universal Studios, Stefano directed “Napoleon's Charm” and “While God Is Watching Us”, short films, shoot in super16mm. After collaborating for one year with many US production companies, he came back to Italy and directed “Symmetry” (2014). In January 2015 he directed the second unit of the documentary “Burri and Piero Della Francesca”, produced by Sky Arte. His first feature film was “My Brother Chases Dinosaurs” 2019, starring Alessandro Gassmann and winner of the David of Donatello and EFA Young Audience Award. He also directed a Netflix Original Series, Fidelity, starring Michele Riondino. He’s currently working on his new feature film, The Gym, starring Claudio Santamaria, Sergio Rubini, and Giovanna Mezzogiorno among others.


Martina Meštrović has earned a degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She has exhibited her works in several individual and group exhibitions. In 2004 she joined Kreativni sindikat art collective and since then has been working on as a scenographer, animator, and director of “D and 3D movies. She lives and works in Zagreb.


Neven Hitrec, born in 1967 in Zagreb (Croatia), graduated Film and TV Directing at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. He is the author of several award-winning documentary and fiction films, acclaimed both in Croatia and at international film festivals. He won the Vladimir Nazor annual award for film art as well as the City of Zagreb Award. Documentary films /selection/: - “The Hall”, 22’, 1993; “730 Days Later”, 33’, 1993; “Let There Be Water”, 19’, 2001; “Silent Voices”, 28’, 2002; “Riba ribi ne grize rep“, 2013; “Ovrha“, 2015; „Push-pull“, 2019. Feature films: “Bogorodica” (Madonna), 85 minutes, 35 mm, 1999, winner of the Grand Prix at the annual national film festival in Pula, winner of the Breza Award for best debutant, shown in the competition at festivals in Dublin, Budapest, Lodz and Torun. “Snivaj, Zlato Moje” (“Sleep Sweet, My Darling”); 110 minutes, 35 mm, 2005: winner of the audience award, Golden Gate of Pula, and five Golden Arena Awards, entered the official competition at the International Film Festival in Moscow. “ Čovjek ispod stola” (“The Man Under The Table”), 76 minutes, 35 mm, 2010, Pula Film Festival 2010. „Dnevnik Pauline P.“ (“The Diary of Paulina P.“), 96 minutes, 2023, Pula Film Festival, Cottbus Film Festival, Thessaloniki Film Festival.