Alex Scarpa was born in Trento, Italy, in 1988. He grew up in small town of 1200 people, with a computer programmer degree and an office clerk job. His life changed when, during a film program he met two Afghan filmmakers, Razi and Soheila Mohebi (political refugees in Italy since 2007), a fundamental encounter that opened up his mind to a new world and that connected him to cinema. The friendship with Razi and Sohelia has been essential to Alex for his growth and knowledge of the seventh art: the two Afghan filmmakers have in fact worked on many important projects. Razi Mohebi for example was an actor and a film assistant in At five in the Afternoon by Samira Makhmalbaf (daughter of the great director Mohsen Makhmalbaf), winner of the jury prize at the 56th Cannes Film Festival, and in Osama by Siddiq Barmak, Golden Globe winner for best foreign language film in 2004. In 2014 one of Alex's greatest dreams came true: he shot his first short film Luce Spenta. During the same year he worked as assistant director for Razi Mohebi's movie Cittadini del Nulla (Mutti Award 2014 for best treatment on migrant cinema awarded during the 71rd Venice Film Festival). After several projects and many workshops across Italy (including workshops at "Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia" in Rome), at the end of 2016 Scarpa is hired as an assistant director in the crew of the movie Una Casa Sulle Nuvole by Soheila Mohebi (Mutti Award 2016 for best story on migrant cinema, awarded during the 73rd Venice Film Festival). In 2017, Scarpa shot his second short film, the sad fairy tale Stakhanov.