Born in Rome on August 24, 1969, Roberto Mariotti is a self-taught director and writer. His first independent work, “Notte di fine millenio" (2000) is an experimental documentary filmed on the last night of the millennium in Rome, featuring many homeless people. They are also the subject of his second documentary, "Survivors - Sopravissuti” (2002), a collection of ten portraits gathered from interviews by Ilaria Jovine and filmed in the neighborhoods of Rome where the homeless tend to congregate. After many short films (written and directed), in 2009 he was one of the directors of the 5-hour collective concept film "Walls and Borders” with the short animated "Shalom". In 2014, he completed the post-production of his first feature film, “The Italian Dream," a social noir about illegal immigration that was begun in 2010. In 2017, he completed his second film "A life in return", another noir story, freely inspired by the story "Have mercy" by Bernard Malamud. In the same year he concludes the documentary "Once upon a land ", co-directed with Ilaria Jovine, which investigates the ancestral relationship between man and earth, starting from the journalistic articles of the writer Francesco Jovine (1902-1950). In 2018 the production of the documentary "War and Mother" begins, dedicated to the figure of the freelance war journalist Nancy Porsia, against the background of the Libyan crisis.