This year’s Beloit International Film Festival Honorary Chair will be coming home for the occasion.

Ryan Churchill | Beloit Memorial High School Graduate

Ryan Churchill
Beloit Memorial High School

Ryan Churchill will return to his hometown of Beloit in February as BIFF2018 Honorary Chair. The actor, director and producer will be on hand to welcome filmmakers and audiences and participate in a number of programs during the ten-day festival, Feb.23-March 4.

In particular, the Beloit Memorial High School graduate will introduce and answer questions about his comedy, Sixty Yard Line which will be shown three times during BIFF. The film is based on a true story set during the 2009 Green Bay Packer football season. Two best friends and co-workers, buy a house in the parking lot of Lambeau Field and are forced to pick between a football fan lifestyle and a girl.

Churchill graduated from The University of Wisconsin Stout and got his start as an actor and comedy writer at The Second City in Chicago. He went on to perform and study as an actor/writer with numerous Chicago troupes including the Acting Studio Chicago.

Since relocating to Los Angeles, he is a Main Stage Company alum and and has written and produced numerous sketches and wrote, directed and starred in the short film/pilot Choke.Kick.Girl. which won BEST COMEDY at the Santa Monica International Film Festival. As an actor he has appeared in many TV shows and too many national commercials to count.

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival