Giovanni Buccomino studied History and gained his Master's in Philosophy at the University of Rome. Whilst studying Giovanni worked as a sound engineer in music and later moved into film. In 2010 he directed his first feature, THE VALLEY OF THE MOON, selected at festivals like Festival dei Popoli and Hot Docs (among others) and winner of the Jury prize at the Village Doc Festival in Milan, Italy and in 2011 Giovanni directed YANQUI for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Giovanni continues working as a sound designer and field recordist in documentary, television, and cinema as well as directing his own films. He is a Sundance Lab fellow, and is currently working on the feature film AFTER A REVOLUTION, as well as an anthropological sound archive of Libya’s diverse tribes.