Sicilian from Modica, since he was very young he has loved the big screen as a means of expression and liberation. He studies in Perugia, where he graduates with honors in Communication Sciences with a paper on Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" screenplay, taking in the meantime his first steps in film, in the small but vibrant Perugia independent film-making reality: he studies at the Salon Indien Film School, he works with Florence school Imagina, participates in workshops and film projects at the University of Perugia and tries his hand at film and theatre acting. He makes his first works, The Voice of Things, Carousel Turn and The Perfect Man, which win countless awards in Italy and abroad and are selected in hundreds of festivals. After graduation, he moves to New York, where he shoots Sunnyside, cooperates with U.S. productions, attends classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop, HB studio and works with New York Film Academy graduates. In summer 2010 he shoots Vodka Tonic, a short film he will complete in the spring of the following year. Vodka Tonic earns an immediate success, winning , among the others, Taormina Film Festival 2011. He continues to work in Italy, returning to Modica, his hometown, to shoot Tempus, his latest work of fiction, made with the contribution of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali. Tempus, now in distribution stage, is already getting praise and winning its first awards. Ivano is now working on the screenplay of his first feature film.