A stage and screen actress, Maddalena Stornaiuolo played Gelsomina Verde in the film of the same name by Massimiliano Pacifico, selected for the Pesaro Film Festival. She has also appeared in Assolo by Massimo Piccolo and Resto con te by Vincenzo Caiazzo. On stage, she starred in Lenuccia - Una partigiana del Sud. She founded an acting school in Scampia called La Scugnizzeria.
Antonio Ruocco's short film Angeli caduti was selected for the Festival del cinema autoprodotto. He co-directed the documentary La strage di Sant'Alessandro with Gaetano Acunzo. Since 2011 he has been playwright, director and president of the association Karma Arte Cultura Teatro, which produces theatrical productions held on sites of cultural interest.
"We wanted to convey the drama of a feud that hasn't spared women and children. Through the stark reality of the situation, and with the aim of drawing out the lead character's inner war which he thinks he has already won, but makes no sense to the outside world. We chose close-ups to show the wrinkles on the soul of a child aged beyond his years, looking for his reward in the only place that could mete out justice: his school. But the school doesn't know how to listen to or understand the students it judges. Sufficiente means the lowest passing grade that you need to move on, and that's enough for Genny Russo, known as Genny Genny. So Sufficiente is a good grade, good enough, a step forward." [Maddalena Stornaiuolo, Antonio Ruocco]