Alessandro Melazzini was born in Sondrio (Italy) and graduated in political economy (Luigi Bocconi University Milan) and in philosophy (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg).
After working as a freelance journalist, writer and translator, in 2010 he conceived, directed and produced his first documentary film. That was the start for Alpenway Media Production GmbH.
He is both an Italian and a German citizen and lives in Munich.
He often crosses the Alps, and that is why he called his company Alpenway, a name which is also a symbol of his constant wish to cross borders.
For his achievements as an immigrant entrepreneur the city of Munich gave Alessandro the PhoenixPrize.
Marisa Scherini-Erhard was born in Valtellina, Italy, and graduated in philosophy from the University of Padua and from the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität of Munich.
She has been living in Munich since 2005. At Alpenway she is a production manager.