North Providence’s Caputo finds traction with short comedy film

North Providence’s Caputo finds traction with short comedy film

The poster for Jimmy Caputo’s new film ‘Canceled’ starring Katrina Rossi.

NORTH PROVIDENCE – James Michael “Jimmy James” Caputo, a town native and musician who’s now working hard to find his way in the film industry, says he’s proud to have completed a short comedy film titled “Canceled,” set to debut later this month in Rhode Island.

Losing a boyfriend can be difficult, but in Molly’s case, it’s not her boyfriend she’s upset about, states a synopsis of the film. The short comedy follows two girls, Julia and Sadie, who attempt to console their disheveled friend, Molly, as she mourns the loss of her favorite TV series.

Caputo, now living in Providence, has seen his film accepted into four film festivals, including the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival. “Canceled” will show at the Columbus Theatre of Providence this Saturday, May 18. The event, featuring that film and a number of others, will start at 2:15 p.m. The cost is $10.

Caputo is also working on an animated short, which he plans to enter into the film festival circuit. He’s also doing freelance writing as he invests everything into finding gainful employment, with an emphasis on television.

Caputo, 29, is the son of James and Gail Caputo, of North Providence.

He said he expects many friends and family to come to the premiere, as social media has been blowing up with the news.

Caputo got help with his project from local food and beverage donors, an award-winning actor, a Grammy award-winning artist, and a professional sound designer.

He began his project last summer, shooting it in the fall, and it was ready to go by early winter.

The film is about six minutes long, he said, and while it’s not a “laugh out loud thing,” audiences will find it quite humorous.

Visit www.facebook.com/canceledshort for more on the film.