Skye McLennan
Skye McLennan
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Skye McLennan grew up in Templeton, CA and went on receive her degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University. She also studied TV Documentary in Denmark at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.  A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, after college she moved to Sydney, Australia and worked extensively in film production design on short films, features, advertisements, music videos and documentaries.
She became involved in film festivals in high school. Over the next ten years she went on to work in major film festivals including the Sydney, Sundance, Tribeca and San Francisco International Film Festivals.  Since moving back to SLO County, she has been involved in the wine industry in both marketing and winemaking. She brings extensive marketing, programming and operational experience to the SLO Film Festival and looks forward to helping the festival continue to grow and flourish.
Wendy Eidson
Wendy Eidson
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Wendy got her first job at 14 as a production assistant on a television series, and that was it . . . she was hooked. After graduation from college and a short stint at art school, she began working full-time as an assistant director, working on many film and TV productions, including A CHRISTMAS STORY, SUSPECT, A NEW LIFE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and many more. In 1989, Wendy and husband, Tim, moved to San Luis Obispo to start a family and a mail-order food business called Mo Hotta – Mo Betta. They successfully grew the business, selling it in 2000. They also successfully grew the children – Jonathan and Hanna. From 2001-2004, Wendy was the Executive Director of the SLO Little Theatre (now SLO Rep), and a year later became the Artistic Director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. In 2007, she became the festival’s full-time director and has helped developed the festival into a highly-regarded regional cultural event. After 15 years as Festival Director she moves onto the role of Artistic Director focusing on ongoing programming and development for our next festival.
Grace Tucker
Grace Tucker
FESTIVAL AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Grace’s first involvement with the Festival was in a film studies class at Cal Poly when she edited a pre-show video for the 2016 SLO Film Fest. In 2017, she was hired to produce a short history film about Avila Beach that was screened at the Fremont Theatre and is now in the Avila Beach Community Foundation archives. After graduating from Cal Poly with a Business degree in 2017, she spent some time in France and then became an Assistant for the 2018 Festival. In the summer of 2018, she took over as Assistant to the Director and produced four promotional videos for the Festival’s 25th Anniversary.
Tasia Trevino-Hill
Tasia Trevino-Hill
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Tasia Trevino is a writer, musician, and educator born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. She has been involved with the Film Festival since 2018, serving as Festival Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. She studied California history at UCLA, where she received her BA, and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where her work was supported by fellowships. She has taught creative writing to undergraduates, served as House Manager and Volunteer Director for the SLO Repertory Theatre, and currently works as an editor of social studies curriculum for public schools