Marco Chiarini was born in Teramo in August 1974. He graduated in Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and then in Direction at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome in 2003.
He began his career as a director with the feature film L’Uomo Fiammifero self-produced with the proceeds of the sales of the preparatory drawings for the film, with which he was nominated as one of the best debuts of 2009 at the David Di Donatello Awards.
In 2010 he shot Omero bello di nonna, awarded the 2011 SILVER Ribbon special mention for the technical and artistic complex, and in 2019 he directed the film Berni e il giovane faraone produced by Disney Italia and 3Zero2.
He is shooting several shorts and documentaries and has a strong interest in audiovisual didactics for schools of all levels. He has been an adjunct professor for the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and the Experimental Centre of Cinematography based in Abruzzo and Lombardy.
L’Uomo Fiammifero, his first work, became a novel adopted as a textbook in Italian junior high schools.