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Giovanni Familiare Capitello (born August 27, 1979, in Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker) is an American filmmaker / actor. He is the cousin of filmmaker/actor Angelo Bonsignore.


Capitello is of Sicilian-German/American descent. Giovanni Capitello grew up in East Patchoguemarker and had attended Bellportmarker Senior High School and graduated 1997. He was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (1979).


He studied at The School for Film and Television in New York City 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 digital 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). Capitello also went on to be the director of a documentary produced by rapper Jadakiss in his hometown of Yonkers, New York, to promote a charity basketball event Midnight Basketball, (2005). 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, Tiƫsto, Erick Morillo and Serge Devant.Recent works include: Playlist (2006), Last One (2006), Girls Night Out (2007).

Filmography (Actor)

Filmography (Director)

  • Manic (2004, short)
  • Where Would I Be (music video, Sonny) (2004)
  • Perturb (2005, short)
  • Michael Jaden (music video) (2006)
  • Playlist (2006)
  • Last One (2006, short)
  • Girls Night Out (2007)


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