Roberto Bentivegna was born in London in June 1982. He was brought up in Milan and London and attended Emerson College in Boston. His passion for cinema begun at a very early age, and he expressed his desire to be a filmmaker ever since he was 8 years old. His latest accomplishments include a documentary about the AIDS crisis in Malawi, a music video for a band in Los Angeles, several short films and a narrative "featurette" - a 25 minute-long religious satire - that he wrote, directed and produced entitled "The Mirakle". The film, which was executive produced by Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump), has been recently picked up by the Florence Lynch Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York. His films have screened at international film festivals, including Locarno, Cannes and Miami. He is currently attending Columbia University's MFA Program in Film, where he is the recipient of the Carla Kuhn fellowship. As part of his fellowship, he has organized Q&As with such distinguished filmmakers as Werner Herzog, Stephen Frears, Francis Ford Coppola and Arthur Penn.