Adriano Smaldone was born in Italy in 1979. He graduated in cinema at Bologna University. In 2003 co-directs the short films: Toni da Guine e A Terra, os Velhos, um Homem and directs Esta Mentira for the Communication Departament of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Between 2005 and 2007 he is director and production assistant in several documentary films (as La Tempeta by Marcello Vai, Laura by Graça Castanheira, A republica dos minìnus by Flora Gomes) and festivals (as Doclisboa, European Film Festival, Lisbondocs, Doc's Kingdom). In 2008 he is co-director and editor of the institutional videos of AEPGA and Associartecine associations. In 2009 he is co-director of Canto da Terra d'Água produced by Terratreme.