Born in 1988 in Rome, the D’Innocenzo brothers are self-taught filmmakers. Their debut film, Boys Cry, was presented at the 2018 Berlinale in the Panorama section and received several awards, including, the Nastri D’Argento for Best New Director, Best First Film, and Best Screenplay, and four nominations for the David di Donatello Awards, including Best New Director and Best Original Screenplay. The success of Boys Cry gave the brothers the opportunity to participate in the prestigious workshop at the Sundance Film Festival, under the guidance of the multiple Oscar-nominee Paul Thomas Anderson. In 2019, they published their first poetry collection, Mia Madre È un’ Arma (My Mother Is a Weapon). In 2020, they published their first book of photography, Night Pharmacy. Bad Tales is their second feature film.