Mattia Epifani was born in Lecce in 1985. Since 2004 has been working as director and editor. In 2010 Epifani directed the documentary Rockman, awarded in several italian festivals. In 2013 he directed and produced the short-documentary Ubu R1e, set in Lecce’s district prison and whose actors were inmates of the R1 section. In 2015 Epifani directed the documentary The Successor, was selected for several major international festivals such as: IDFA; Slamdance Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival. The Successor was awarded with Cipputi award at the 33 Turin Film Festival. He is member of Muud Film, an indipendent production enterprise, and of Io Ci Provo, a prison-theatre company.