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Giovanni Familiare Capitello

(1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other namesGio
Years active2000–present

Giovanni Familiare Capitello (born August 27, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor / filmmaker.

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Capitello is of Sicilian and German descent. Giovanni Capitello was born in Brooklyn, New York (1979) and grew up in East Patchogue, Long Island. He attended Bellport Senior High School (1994–1997).

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He started studying acting 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 acting school he appeared in many independent films and in a major motion picture, Keeping the Faith (2000). Giovanni later studied filmmaking and acquired a filmmaking and multimedia degree. His first film he directed and acted in was Manic (2005), starring independent movie star Dave Vescio. Early on Giovanni worked 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). Giovanni directed a thriller/suspense film in the town he grew up in, Patchogue, titled Hanging Tree (2011). Other works include: The Elevator Game (2015), Warning Label (2014), Say Something (2015) and television pilot Girls Night Out (2007). Giovanni founded his own video production/media company, Magic Mind Media.

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New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

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Sanford Meisner American actor and acting teacher

Sanford Meisner, also known as Sandy, was an American actor and acting teacher who developed an approach to acting instruction that is now known as the Meisner technique. While Meisner was exposed to method acting at the Group Theatre, his approach differed markedly in that he completely abandoned the use of affective memory, a distinct characteristic of method acting. Meisner maintained an emphasis on "the reality of doing", which was the foundation of his approach.

Filmography (Actor)

YearFilm CreditRoleType
2016 Betrayed Detective BarnesTV Series
2016 Murder Book Police OfficerTV Series
2014 Deadly Wives Gang LeaderTV series
2013 Unusual Suspects Donny Wayne BanksTV series
2011 Prison Diaries Randy WigginsTV series
2011 Lore: Deadly Obsession PolicemanTV Movie
2011 Threading Needles Officer StuartFeature Film
2010 The Wife DonovanShort Film
2010 Marathon LuisFeature Film by Biju Viswanath.
2005 Manic The ManicShort Film
2000 Keeping the Faith BartenderFeature Film by Edward Norton.

Filmography (Director)

Year – TypeFilm – VideoDirectorCompany
2016 – TV Series Short Timid Tales Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2015 – Film The Elevator Game Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2015 – Short Film Qualms of Conscience Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2015 – Short Film Say Something Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2014 – Film Warning Label Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2011 – Film Hanging Tree Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2007 – Television Pilot Girls Night Out Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media,
NBC Universal
2006 – Short Film Last One Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.
2006 – Short Film Playlist Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media
Missionary Records.
2005 Manic Giovanni Capitello Magic Mind Media.

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