director . writer . producer


Vivieno Caldinelli 


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Vivieno Caldinelli is an LA based director who has managed to apply his childhood obsessions, fears, and rare comedic vision into being an award winning director for TV and film... And having his films invited to top tier film festivals around the world including Berlin, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Over the last few years, Viv was at the helm of four films: the award winning horror-comedy hit PORTAL TO HELL!!! starring the late great Roddy Piper, and the MacDonald Hall Trilogy of feature films GO JUMP IN THE POOLTHIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING AT MACDONALD HALL, and THE WIZZLE WAR. The trilogy will be premiering on NETFLIX in 2017.

Recently, Vivieno wrapped as director/executive producer on the fresh new half-hour sketch comedy pilot HUMANTOWN for CBC, and in 2016 he directed the epic 2-part episode of the Emmy Award winning series ODD SQUAD guest staring The Kids In The Hall.

Most notably, Vivieno has directed the last 4 seasons of the Canadian comedy institution THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES (CBC), which has thrived on prime-time Canadian television for an incredible 24 consecutive years.

In the years prior, Viv was a producer/director respectively on Canadian television sketch-comedy cult hits; HOTBOX and PICNICFACE with Executive Producer Mark McKinney. Both shows continue to find loyal new audiences on Hulu, CraveTV (Canada)... And probably Pirate Bay.