John Martoccia was born in 1957 in Chateauroux, France, as the third son of Stella and Anthony Martoccia. John came to the U.S. as a young child and was raised in Rome, NY, the hometown of his mother. He’s resided in Utica, NY for the past 38 years and considers it his “new hometown.” He’s the father of two sons and one daughter.
“Vito Bonafacci” is his first screenplay and directorial debut.
John Martoccia: “As a abstract expressionist painter, I have come to realize that painting, as well as poetry, and now directing and writing, are newly discovered paths that bring us to our current destination- our being. However, the focus and nourishment of my life is daily mass, regular confession, scripture reading, prayer, solitude, and active ministry to the ‘least of my brethren’”.
A few of John’s poems are featured in the film, as well as his next project “Death of A Tree” which is currently in pre-production, and will begin shooting this summer.
- John Martoccia