|Born||Giovanni Familiare Capitello
August 27, 1979
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Giovanni Familiare Capitello (born August 27, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American filmmaker / actor.
Capitello is of Sicilian and German descent. Giovanni Capitello was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (1979) but grew up in East Patchogue, Long Island, and attended Bellport Senior High School (1994–1997).
He studied at The School for Film and Television in New York City (now known as The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts) where he learned the Sanford Meisner technique. After leaving acting school he appeared in many independent films and in major motion pictures, Keeping the Faith (2000), 15 Minutes (2001), Stardom (2000), and The Rules of Attraction (2002). Giovanni later moved on to filmmaking where he went to college for filmmaking and multimedia. He later directed and acted in two short films, Manic (2004) and Perturb (2005), that proved his originality and directing skills. He took his films to another level with special effects and faced paced editing that made him stand out. Giovanni worked side by side with accomplished Italian director Carlo Lavagna on a documentary based on the birth of the hip-hop and graffiti culture, Hip-Hop Diaries (2006), that aired on a major television network in Europe (Sky TV, 2006). During the summer of 2005 Giovanni got work in some of New York's hottest nightclubs, (Club Crobar, CPI, and Neptunes), where he worked as a cameraman filming world famous DJ's such as Jonathan Peters, Tiësto, Erick Morillo and Serge Devant. Recently Giovanni directed a thriller/suspense film in the town he grew up in, Patchogue, titled "Hanging Tree" released Fall of 2011 in New York City. Other works include: Billy Mays (2010), Playlist (2006), Last One (2006), Girls Night Out (2007). Giovanni founded his own video production/media company, Magic Mind Media, where he writes, produces, directs films and music videos.
|Year – Type||Film – Video||Director||Company|
|2011 – Film||Hanging Tree||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2010 – Feature Film Teaser||Casting Call the movie||Giovanni Capitello||Will-it Entertainment|
|2010 – Music Video||"Watch This" by Shelby Reese||Giovanni Capitello||Perfectionist Media
|2010 – Animated Short Film||Billy Mays||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2009 – Music Video||"One Voice" by J.Grace||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2008 – Animated Web Commercial||ALLBCD.com||Giovanni Capitello||Lion Holdings Inc.|
|2007 – Television Pilot||Girls Night Out||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media,
Samantha Cole Inc.
|2006 – Short Film||Last One||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2006 – Short Film||Playlist||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.
Magic Mind Media
|2006 – Short Film||Perturb||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2004||Manic||Giovanni Capitello||Magic Mind Media.|
|2014||Deadly Wives||Michael Garcia||TV series on Biography Channel.|
|2013||Unusual Suspects||Delroy Blaine||TV series on ID Discovery.|
|2011||Prison Diaries||Randy Wiggins||TV series on TLC Discovery.|
|2011||Lore: Deadly Obsession||Cop in Interview||Movie for TV on ID Discovery.|
|2011||Threading Needles||Officer Stuart||Feature film by Jamal Hodge.|
|2010||The Wife||Donovan||Short film by Jamal Hodge.|
|2010||Marathon||Luis||Feature film by Biju Viswanath.|
|2009 – Russia||The Way||Chlen komandy poletnoy paluby||Feature film by Vladimir Pasichnik|
|2009 – 1 episode||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Protester Joe||Television show directed by Jonathan Kaplan.|
|2009||Hard Cost||Police Officer||Student film directed by Andrew Kersten.|
|2008||ALLBCD.com||Joey the Bee (voice)||Animated web commercial by Magic Mind Media.|
|2006||Impulse||Officer Wocawski||Feature film by Keyboard Money Mike Williams.|
|2005||Manic||the Manic||Short film by Magic Mind Media.|
|2002||Evil Is...||Allan||Short film by Harry Finkel.|
|2002||The Rules of Attraction||College Student||Feature film by Roger Avary.|
|2001||15 Minutes||Police Officer||Feature film by John Herzfeld.|
|2000||Keeping the Faith||Bartender||Feature film by Edward Norton.|
|2000||Stardom||Cameraman||Feature film by Denys Arcand.|
Filmography (Assistant Director)
|2011||Threading Needles||Assistant Director||Feature film by Director Jamal Hodge.|
|2010||Marathon||Assistant Director||Feature film by Director Biju Viswanath.|
|2009||Afternoon Drinks||Assistant Director||Short film by Director Jamal Hodge.|
|2006||Hip Hop Diaries||Assistant to Director||Documentary by Director Carlo Lavagna.|
- Giovanni Capitello at the Internet Movie Database
- Magic Mind Media
- Sundays in the City Film Festival