Diego Bonelli completed an MA in history at Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, an MA in art and culture management at Trentino School of Management, Italy and a Ph.D. in film at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He currently works in the film programme at Victoria University of Wellington. His academic interests include tourism film and documentary production in New Zealand, with a specific focus on the representation of cities in film. He published ‘Selling the creative city: Wellington tourism film in the neoliberal’ in Studies in Australasian Cinema, ‘A wonderful advertisement for our country: New Zealand tourism film dynamics of circulation 1923–1989’ in the Journal of Tourism History. His articles ‘Sweet suburbia and the bustling city: Wellington in early New Zealand tourism film (1912–1941)’ is currently in press and will be published in the Journal of New Zealand Studies. He has been an editorial assistant and researcher for the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies since 2020.