BIOGRAPHY OF GINO CAPUTI FILMMAKER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Born and raised in San Francisco, (with a ten year stay in Vale, Oregon) Gino Caputi pursued acting for several years, then did an office internship for Josh and Jake Kornbluth’s independent comedy film Haiku Tunnel and ended up as a 2nd Assistant. Director. At that point, a career in film was born and some of Gino’s films as a 2nd Assistant Director include Teknolust, Dopamine, Dead and Breakfast, Illusion, The Zodiac, The Californians and The Mistress of Spices. Four and a half years later, working in film and television in that capacity, Gino felt ready to start directing his own projects beginning with Gentle Lovers, made with the help of some of the finest talent in the San Francisco film community.
In 2005, Gino joined the Director’s Guild of America as an Assistant Director and worked on such films as Simon Says, The Valley of The Heart’s Delight, War of The Worlds and The Pursuit of Happyness.
In 2006, Gentle Lovers won the Gold Medal for Excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival for composer Michael Tremante’s superb musical score.
Since then, Gino co-wrote and co-edited his wife’s film DCBA, which premiered at the Luna Fest in San Francisco in 2007. The husband and wife team subsequently filmed a web video about the district of Frazertown in Bangalore, India before starting production in 2009 on Petals In The Dust, which explores the tragedy of India's Gender Imbalance. Meahwhile, Gino continues to hone his writing, directing and editing work, completing web videos for Turnhere.com, among others, as well as writing and directing the "cop-drama" satire LA Cops The Mean Streets.
Gino has written or co-written several feature length screenplays. In 2012 he published his first children's picture book entitled Tara's Lookout.
Gino’s educational background consists of a Bachelors degree in Theater Arts from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, and film course work at City College of San Francisco.
Gino and his family make their home in the San Francisco Bay Area.