Giacomo Abbruzzese was born in 1983 in Taranto, southern Italy, and lives and works between Paris and Madrid. A graduate of France’s Le Fresnoy, his short films were selected and awarded in many international festivals including Oberhausen, Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, Viennale, Mar del Plata, Tampere, Indielisboa, Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Winterthur, Angers, Torino, and Leeds. They have been broadcast on such TV channels as Canal+, Arte, France3, France2, Sky Art, and SVT. Giacomo was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. In 2022, he was nominated for a César Award for his documentary America and completed his first feature film, "Disco Boy", a France-Italy-Belgium-Poland coproduction, starring Franz Rogowski.