F R A N K   A.  C A R U S O

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Writer   Director   Producer

 

www.carusofilms.com   carusofilms@gmail.com

CLUB UTOPIA                               Feature film

PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR / WRITER                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

FINAL DANCE                               Feature film

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

RISK FACTOR                                Feature film

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                     CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

TOUGH LOVE                                Feature film

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                               TONY PHONG PRODUCTIONS / CARUSO FILMS

BRUCO                                              Feature film

PRODUCER                                    Director: Antonio D’Alfonso

 

LOVE LETTERS TRILOGY          Feature film

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                                  CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS / FILM ONE

                                                                       

NO ANGEL                                       Feature film

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                                   CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

BITTER CIRCLE                                Feature film

PRODUCER / CO-WRITER                                                       CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

                                                                 Director: William F. Scott

SHUT UP YOU SEPARATIST      Feature film

PRODUCER                                                                                       BRIDGING PICTURES / Dir: David Lees

JOHNNY SHORTWAVE               Feature film

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER                                                             BOCKNER PRODUCTIONS / Dir: Michael Bockner

                                                                  Producers: M. Bockner, Peter Baboris

 

MORE TO LOVE                               Feature Film

LINE PRODUCER                                                                             CRYSTAL FILMS / Dir. Paul Lynch

                                                                 Producer: Bob Tuli, Paul Lynch

THE 391st                                           Feature film

LOCATION MANAGER                                                                  DENTATA FILMS INC. / Canadian Film Centre

                                                                  Dir. Andrew Ainsworth

                                                                  Producers: Tina Grewal, Jeff Burman

 

HENRY AND VERLIN                     Feature Film

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR                                 OPEONGO FILMS INC.. / Dir: Gary Ledbetter

                                                                   Producer: John Board

BENEATH THE SKIN                       Feature Film

1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (2nd Unit)       Dir/Prod. Ken Kendiah            

UNKNOWN CELEBRITIES           Documentary (48 minutes)

DIRECTOR                                                                                             NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT

Producer: Roger Cormier

NIGHT CRAWLERS                           Short (30 min)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                                         CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

THE DEVIL NEXT DOOR               Short (30 min)

PRODUCER                                                                                           CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

                                                                    Director: Sheldon Inkol

THE $40,000 WEDDING              Comedy Short (12 minutes)

DIRECTOR / D.O.P.                           Producer: Alen Delain

 

FOR BETTER OR WORSE              Short (7 min)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                                          CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

THE HIT                                                   Short (8 min)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / WRITER                                         CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE                       T.V. Pilot / lifestyles show (30 minutes)

DIRECTOR                                                                                             LEVEL 5 PICTURES INC.

Producers: S.Astarita, S.Ki, J.Yee)

SLAM-CAM                                            Comedy Pilot

LOCATION MANAGER                                                                     SLAM CAM PRODUCTIONS

BIG FAT HEAD                                       Music Video (Underwater: The Robber)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                                CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

ARMY OF ANGELS                              Music Video   (Army of Angels: Vezi )

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                               CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

LADY                                                           Music Video (Urban Cowboy: T. Annon)

PRODUCER /DIRECTOR                                                                CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

2 A.M.                                                          Promotional Musical Video

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

STEPHEN CITO                                        Motivational Video    

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                               BUSINESS ON VIDEO INC.

 

REAL LIES                                                    Music Video (Lucia)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

ALLYSON MORRIS                                  Performance Video

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

ROTO MILL                                                  Promotional Video (12 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

THE CORPORATE GROUP                   Promotional Video (90 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

BILL 164                                                        Educational Video (45 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             VIDEO VIEWPOINT INC.

THE BEST POLICY                                     Educational Video (8 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             VIDEO VIEWPOINT INC.

 

PASSPORT TO TRAVEL                            Web commercial (30 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

THUMP CREATIVE                                      Web commercial (3 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

 

ELEMENTS TORONTO                                T.V. / Web commercial (3 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             BUSINESS ON VIDEO

B-COMMERCE TRADE                                T.V. / Web commercial (2 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             BUSINESS ON VIDEO

ROBERT DESIGN GROUP                           T.V. / Web commercial (2 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             BUSINESS ON VIDEO

SUPER FITNESS                                                Promotional Video (2 minutes)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                                                             CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

SUPER FITNESS                                                T.V. commercial   (30 seconds)

PRODUCER /DIRECTOR                                                              CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

ITALIAN FILMFEST                                          T.V. commercial (60 seconds)

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR                              Produced under the auspices of The Toronto Italian Film Festival.

SHAKTI   REHAB CENTRES                          T.V. commercial (30 seconds)

PROD/DIRECTOR /WRITER                                                       CARUSO VISUAL PRODUCTIONS

JOHN C. HOPPER – G.M.                                T.V. commercial (30 seconds)

DIRECTOR / WRITER                                                                     MID-CANADA TELEVISION

LA PIAZA RESTAURANTS                              T.V. commercial (30 seconds)

DIRECTOR / WRITER                                                                     MID-CANADA TELEVISION

 

Frank Caruso Acting Resume

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F R A N K   C A R U S O

Height: 5’8″    Weight: 175 lbs.    Hair: Salt & pepper    Eyes: brown

Cellular: 416-918-3295

carusofilms@gmail.com

FILM & TELEVISION

REAL GANGSTERS Giovanni Sarelli (actor) In Your Ear Productions

(feature) Producer/director: Frank D’Angelo

THE GREAT CHAMELEON Detective Pendell (pp) Fearless Films

(feature) Prod: Victor Altomare

Dir: Goran Kalezic

CLUB UTOPIA Richard Sabatini (lead) Caruso Visual Productions

(feature) Producer/director: Frank Caruso

FINAL DANCE Studio Owner (actor) Caruso Visual Productions

(feature) Producer/director: Frank Caruso

TOUGH LOVE Johnny Ianni (pp) Tony Phong Productions / CVPI

(feature) Producer/director: Frank Caruso

RISK FACTOR Hit man (actor) Film One / CVPI

(feature) Producer/director: Frank Caruso

BRUCO Jail Guard (pp) Guernica Films

(feature) Producer/director: Antonio D’Alfonso

NO ANGEL                     The Shadow (pp) Caruso Visual Productions

(feature) Producer/director: Frank Caruso

FATHER Superintendent (pp) Fortune Film Ltd.

(feature) Producer: Lucy Liu

Directors: Qi Chang, Yan Cui

BUMS   Leroy (lead) Cougar Entertainment

(30 min. 35mm drama)  Producer/director: Paul Anderson

DIVORCE COURT           Anthony Molinaro (lead) Empire Entertainment

(series) Producer: Jeff Copeland

Director: Cheryl Simard

BITTER CIRCLE                       Police Interrogator (pp) Caruso Visual Prod. / Film One

(feature) Prod: F. Caruso, Dir: W.F. Scott

THE 391st Bus Driver (actor) Dentata Films

(feature) Prod: Tina Grewal, Jeff Berman

Dir: Andrew Ainsworth

BOARD BEYOND BELIEF  Darren (lead)     Humber College Film 

(short film) Dir: William La Rochelle

DYSLEXIC VERSES              Simon (lead) Humber College Film 

(short film) Dir: William La Rochelle

CRIME STOPPERS               Various Roles (pp) Mid-Canada Television

(public service spots)

 

Frank Caruso Short Bio  

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FRANK A. CARUSO

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer & Director

 

Born in Filadelfia, Italy August 1st, 1947

 

The Caruso family immigrated to North Bay In 1954, where Frank resided for 38 years. In his youth, he studied accordion, then guitar and became heavily involved in the folk movement of the 1960’s, performing with The Frolickers, and eventually his own soft-rock band, The Shilling. Frank opened several music venues during that period, The Carlo Club and The Furnace Room, where many local and touring groups performed to enthusiastic audiences.

 

Frank made the transition from music to theatre in 1980, when he opened Caruso’s Cabaret, producing 45 theatrical productions, directing 27 and starring in 21.

 

The next stage in his entertainment career was Movie Production. Frank’s first feature film, No Angel was shot entirely in North Bay in 1990. He went on to produce twelve feature films, directed seven, and has written 18 screenplays, seven of which have been produced for the screen.

 

Frank Co-founded and was Head Programmer for the Toronto Italian Film Festival, as well as jury member for the Canadian Gemini Awards, Toronto Polish Film Festival, Vaughn Film Festival and the Macedonian Film Festival.

 

Frank opened his own acting school “Actors In Motion” and over the last twenty years has helped hundreds follow their dream.

 

Frank has no plans to retire. He is pursuing his passion of photography, publishing photo-books, and directing and producing many more movies in the years to come.

 

Frank Caruso Full Bio

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F R A N K    C A R U S O

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Writer * Director * Producer *Actor * Promotor

FRANK CARUSO commenced his show business career in North Bay, Ontario.

He studied accordion as a youngster, then switched to guitar and keyboards during his high school years.

Frank formed a folk trio called “The Frolickers” with Vicki Virgili and Paul Aultman and performed in many “hootenannies”, as they were called back then. They also appeared on local television, “The Vic Virgili Show” on numerous occasions.

In the summer of 1968 Frank opened “The Furnace Room”, a club which featured folk music during the week and rock bands on weekends. He booked many “soon-to-be” famous bands such as Edward Bear and many local groups featuring the talents of Paul Pruneau, Tim Clarke, Jake Thomas, John McGale and Breen LaBeuf, to name a few.

He organized and performed in many folk concerts and in 1968 booked Gordon Lightfoot into Memorial Gardens, where over 3,200 fans attended.

He then opened another entertainment hot-spot “The Carlo Club” on Cassells Street, and again featured many local singers and bands. Many present-day entertainers got their start in that venue.

In 1980, Frank founded his own theatre company “Caruso’s Cabaret “ and entertained local and

far-off audiences for years. Initially operating out of it’s own space on Lakeshore drive for three years,  performing dozens of live theatre shows in the city. it featured many local actors and guest directors.

Caruso’s Cabaret then added a “touring Company” and performed throughout Ontario. Caruso’s Cabaret did three Summer seasons at Rainbow Theatre to sold-out audiences.

As an actor, Frank performed more than twenty lead roles in such classics as: The Odd Couple, Chapter Two, It Had to be You, Lovers and Other Strangers and Barefoot in the Park.

He has also acted in numerous feature films since re-locating to Toronto in the 1990’s.

As a veteran Director and Producer, Frank has forty-five stage plays, twelve feature films, and numerous commercials and video productions to his credit.

In 1990 Caruso’s Cabaret was renamed “Caruso Visual Productions” and branched off into feature film production.

Frank’s first feature film, No Angel, which he wrote, directed and produced, was the first feature film shot entirely in the City of North Bay, Ont.

It went on to air on:

*     Arts & Entertainment (North America)

*     Super Channel

*     City T.V.