About

HOSTS 2021

The goal of the festival is to cultivate an audience experience that is 2nd to none. That is why we have hosts for each screening who will guide the festival goers through an enjoyable experience and one they can remember

Todd R. Wilson

Screening Host

Todd R. Wilson is CEO and co-founder of feedSCV, a Santa Clarita Valley based charity focused on making sure local residents have the knowledge, skills and resources to have a homemade meal, every day. Todd was born and raised in Southern California and spent his childhood in the background of countless productions in his hometown of Burbank and uses his production experience to create content with feedSCV. A resident of Santa Clarita since 2006, Todd lives in Plum Canyon with his wife and two children and will never refuse an invitation for sushi.

Johnny Whitaker

Johnny Whitaker Screening Host Johnny (John) has been on screen, stage or in front of an audience from the age of “3 ½ ” and now at “61” hasn’t stopped…

Chris Spinelli

Screening Host

Chris Spinelli began Acting in plays during Middle School and was a Media Performance Major at Chapman University. He’s been a professional Actor and Standup Comedian for over 25 years appearing in Movies, Television including “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and Commercials. Chris is currently VP, Sales / Production with CineRidge Entertainment and is in several features they have made. One of his favorite activities in the industry is attending Film Festivals because you can network and view other filmmaker’s creativity. Chris appreciates being a part of The Santa Clarita International Film Festival.

Frazer Smith

Frazer Smith Screening Host Frazer Smith is a LA Radio and Comedy legend. On his recent Sunday Night Comedy-Music Show on KLOS he interviewed some of Hollywood’s hottest stars like…

Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell Screening Host MAX MITCHELL is a comedian, award-winning filmmaker and writer living in Southern California. He has performed stand-up comedy in top clubs across the United States and…

Loren Kling

Loren Kling Screening Host Loren Kling hosts and produces interviews and in-depth conversations with interesting people from inside and outside the entertainment business. As a teaching artist, he helps organizations…

Jay Hewlett

Jay Hewlett Screening Host His comedy/acting career has been a busy one. He appeared on Comic View on BET, Comedy Central, Showtime, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Sundance and Cannes…

Scott R. Ervin

Scott R. Ervin Screening Host Scott Ervin has been a CPA for over 35 years and a resident of Santa Clarita for most of that time. He is a co-founder…

Ray Schillaci

Ray Schillaci Virtual Host Ray Schillaci is a professed film enthusiast whose wife thinks he’s downright obsessive. She insists he loves film more than her, their kids and dog. Not…

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman Opening Night Host Fritz Coleman is NBC4’s weathercaster on the weekday editions of “Channel 4 News,” airing at 5 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, he…