I was born in Catania 29/04/1978 I shooted my first movie when i found something to tell through a beautiful story. I realized the documentary “Many Beautiful Things” after a various trips in Polizzi Generosa, where I had the pleasure to be welcomed by the local community, especially from Nino Gianfisco an intimate Schiavelli's friend who live alone in his farm, a dreamer with a melancholic gaze, working as electrician to survive. A contemporary cowboy. I tried to explain this work through his eyes, because Nino gave me the keys to enter into the Vincent Schiavelli’s dream. Schiavelli made a trip back in his grandfather's village until he chose to live there. Polizzi was for him a childhood imaginary place. I followed the reason of this choice to built my documentary as a plot of interviews about people who knew him in Sicily. After this documentary i needed to talk about the people who live under the volcano, place where i grew up (Mount Etna), and i focused the topic to the material who compose the place of the story: the lavic stone. Black stones is the documentary name and talk about the story of a illiterate sculptor who works in an abusive open air studio hoping to sell his lavic stones sculpture to the passenger who came from Etna. I imagined a personification of these black stones through a story of three women who live in a Catania city yard. Women who spent them life in a ordinary madness shooted through Grazia’s point of view, a single woman who sacrificed his life to support her family. I felt the story characters as black lavic stones, difficult to be scratched and shaped. The common feature of all characters is the ambiguous way to live, as the main actor woman says: the people are "volubili" (unstuble) as the volcano who change fastly every days. The documentary is in post production.