Vivieno Caldinelli

Vivieno Caldinelli

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Directors' Lab), Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab

Title of CFC Production Involved In

The House They Screamed In

Title While at CFC


Completion Year

2005, 2010

Current Information

Current Company

This Hour Has 22 Minutes at DHX Media

Current Title



Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Vivieno's award winning work has appeared on CBC, CTV, CityTV, Sundance Channel, The Comedy Network, and TMN. Vivieno is an alumnus of both the Berlinale Talent Campus of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab.

In 2005-2006, Vivieno’s CFC film, If I See Randy Again, Do You Want Me To Hit Him With The Axe? was invited to over 25 festivals around the world including it’s premiere at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. It was nominated for over 10 awards including for 4 nominations at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards.

In 2007-10 Vivieno directed the viral smash hit, The Owl and the Man. The success of the popular web-series led to a green-light of the Comedy Network Series, HOTBOX. Vivieno served as Showrunner, writer, and director. The absurd sketch show was nominated for a handful of awards and continues to live out it’s cult status on HULU.

In 2012, Vivieno directed the award winning hit comedy series Picnicface. The show swept the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards with 5 awards including Best Comedy Series. Currently, Vivieno is in development with with his first feature film, The House They Screamed In! And on the television front, he is directing The Ron James Show for CBC. Then beginning this fall, Vivieno is returning to direct the 21st season of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.