Mauro Colombo was born in Italy. He has a master's degree in Modern Literature with an emphasis in Human Geography. His area of interest is primarily social anthropology and the relationship of humans and nature. He has worked as director of photography for several projects in Latin America and the world, including films such as El Cruce (2017), and Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Blades (2018). Colombo is participating at the eighth edition of IFF Panama with Tierra Adentro (2018), his first film as director.