Massimo Alì Mohammad was born in Naples (1983) to an Italian mother and Pakistani father. He took art and video studies at Naples University L’Orientale and started to shoot short films in 2002. In 2008, he won the special mention of the jury at Torino Film Festival with the short La Nonna (The Grandmother). He also collaborated with the English theatrical group Organic Theatre, shooting documentaries about their works. In 2010, he moved to Ferrara to finish his studies, graduating with a degree in the history of cinema. While at university in Ferrara, he started collaborating with the cultural association Ass.ne Feedback, shooting documentaries and videos. The first was Mignon, about a porn cinema in a deconsecrated church, then The Secret of the Earth, about the tradition of looking for truffles, and Das ist Walter, about the cultural renaissance of the city of Sarajevo following the Balkan conflict. After making more than a dozen short movies (fiction and documentary), Love Among the Ruins is his first feature film. In 2017 he starts a collaboration with the director Davide Arosio, with whom he directs the short film Un’altra via.