Los Angeles and New York-based creative content company Chromista announces the signing of two heavyweights in the realm of episodic comedy direction, Andrew DeYoung and Jess Brunetto, for commercial representation in the US.

Andrew DeYoung is a writer and director who has garnered acclaim for his television and short-form work. He has directed multiple episodes across several seasons of the Hulu series Pen 15, Shrill (starring Aidy Bryant), Dave, Man Seeking Woman, The Other Two on Comedy Central, High Fidelity on Hulu, and Netflix shows Teenage Bounty Hunters and The Baby-Sitters Club. His shorts have been Vimeo Staff Picks on six occasions, and have amassed significant press attention and a dedicated online following. He most recently directed the first three episodes of Season 3 of Miracle Workers and directed the season finale of the HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death, executive produced by Taika Waititi. DeYoung also directed two episodes of I Love That For You, a new Showtime comedy inspired by true events, starring Vanessa Bayer, Molly Shannon, and Jenifer Lewis, which premiered on April 29th.

“π is the very first dvd I ever purchased,” says DeYoung. “Darren has remained one of my biggest filmmaking influences ever since. I am beyond thrilled to join his roster and bring my experience in television and shorts to the advertising world with the help of the exceptional Chromista team.”

Jess Brunetto is a self-proclaimed queer comedy witch, as well as an award-winning writer and editor- turned-director. Brunetto’s film work has screened at Cannes, Venice, and Sundance, and her expertise lies in her ability to blend humour and heart into visually and emotionally compelling stories. After receiving a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory, she started her career in comedy by editing for documentary director Michael Moore. Her television credits include Amazon’s reboot of A League Of Their Own, Broad City, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, Miracle Workers, and Jordan Peele’s The Last O.G. Recently, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on the HBO Max series Hacks. SISTERS, her directorial debut short, premiered at SXSW and went on to win Best Drama at the Female Voices Rock Film Festival. SISTERS is currently playing at festivals around the world. 

“Adina and I instantly connected over our passion to create cinematic female comedy content,” says Brunetto. “As a director entering the commercial space, Chromista’s support of my vision is a dream come true. I’m honored to be part of this select group of talented filmmakers.” 

"For years, both Jess and Andy have been leading voices in defining and shaping comedy in episodic,” says Chromista Executive Producer Adina Birnbaum. “Jess has an effortless ability to find the funny in the ordinary and create authentic, relatable human experiences. Andy is a natural storyteller who pulls the viewer in and already has a dedicated fan base. We couldn't be more excited to welcome them to the Chromista family."