The Filmmaker


Writer- Producer- Director

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.


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’.