Paolo Ameli was born in  Genova –  Italy.  After his architecture studies he worked as art director for some advertising agencies in Genova. He worked like freelance photographer too. During his architecure studies he wrote and directed several short films awarded in Italian film Festivals.

He moved to Milan in the 1998 where began to work with Production Company Mercurio Cinematografica like production assistant, and director.

In the 1999 he began his freelance activity director. He has directed several music videos and several commercials for brand like: CocaCola, Fiat, Omega Watches, Orange, Vodafone. He has directed some infomercial and a documentary about the Italian Soccer Champion Paolo Maldini.

In the 2003 won the David di Donatello, the Los Angeles Short film Festival, the Golden Globe and some others international prizes with the shortfilm “Rosso Fango”  (