Pierfrancesco Diliberto, known as Pif, was born in Palermo in 1972. At the start of his career, he worked as assistant director to Franco Zeffirelli in Un tè con Mussolini (1998) and a year later to Marco Tullio Giordana in I cento passi.
In 2000, Pif took part in a Mediaset course and became a television writer. He became famous thanks to one of the group’s most popular shows, the investigative current affairs programme Le Iene, where he worked as author and reporter from 2001 to 2010.
He created Il Testimone for MTV in 2007, his first individual programme, one of the most original and innovative in the current TV sector. Since 2011, he has been involved with Il testimone VIP, which gives detailed accounts of the daily life of prominent figures from the worlds of sports, politics and show business.
Mafia only kills in summer is his directorial debut.