DITCH FILMS: Ditch Films is a versatile production company founded by Jesse Scaturro and Yannis Pappas. Ditch creates uniquely captivating content for the ever-changing worlds of advertising, branding, and entertainment.
JESSE SCATURRO: A Brooklyn native, is a New York based director / writer / producer / fine artist.
Jesse earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and, almost immediately, got his start as an Art Director with Grey Advertising.
After five years of writing commercials at Grey, Jesse moved on to create and direct a sketch comedy pilot that was picked up for development by MTV Network.
Jesse returned to the advertising world via AKA Advertising. There, as Creative Director, he created national ad campaigns featuring celebrity athletes for many clients including Nike, Adidas, and Reebok .
With a Super Bowl spot under his belt, Jesse decided to go independent. He founded Ditch Films, a full service film and video production company, with his partner, stand-up comedian Yannis Pappas. Together, they have grown Ditch into a well respected production company specializing in comedic content.
Jesse directs all of the content Ditch produces, which has accrued over 10 million views (and counting). Jesse also directs and produces the live comedy shows that Ditch stages to sold-out audiences around the globe.
In addition, Jesse is an accomplished photographer and fine artist. He shoots commercially for a select group of clients and has been published in the New York Times, Time out NY, and CNN online. His fine art has been widely shown in galleries, including Art Basel 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
The Archilesi/Homberg Gallery represents Jesse’s fine art and photography.
YANNIS PAPPAS: Yannis Pappas has been featured on Comedy Central, AXS TV, VH1′s Best Week Ever and CBS. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Along with Director Jesse Scaturro, he is the co-founder of the comedy production company Ditch Films.