Gianluca Matarrese was born and raised in Turin. In 2002, he finished his studies in cinema and then at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School. In 2008, he started his career as a creator of a comedy series for OCS. In 2019, he directed his first feature documentary Tutto Fuori (best film at the Turin Film Festival). He followed this up with several award-winning films: La dernière séance which won the Queer Lion Award 2021 in Venice, or Pinned Into a Dress opening film of the Venice International Critics’Week 2022.