DITCH FILMS: is the production team of comedian Yannis Pappas and Director Jesse Scaturro. Ditch utilizes its well respected standing in the comedy community to collaborate with today’s most talented performers. Ditch’s Access and knowledge of the comedy community is complimented by a keen understanding of the advertising industry based on Jesse’s tenure as a creative director . Ditch combines these two worlds to form an all-in-one production team that creates humorous content; Including features, episodic television, webisodes, live shows, short films, branded content, music videos, and commercials.
JESSE SCATURRO: is a New York based Director / Writer / Producer. A Brooklyn native, Jesse graduated from The School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He got his start as an art director with Grey Advertising. After five years at Grey, he moved on to create and direct a sketch comedy pilot that was picked up for development by MTV Networks. Jesse entered back into the advertising world via AKA Advertising. There, as a creative director, he created national ad campaigns featuring celebrity athletes for multiple clients; Including Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. With a Super Bowl spot for Adidas under his belt, Jesse made the decision to go independent. He founded Ditch Films with his partner, stand up comedian Yannis Pappas. Together they have grown Ditch into one of the most respected comedic production companies working today. Jesse Directs all the content for Ditch which has well over 10 million views and counting. Jesse also directs and produces the live comedy shows that ditch stages to sell out audiences around the globe. Jesse is an accomplished photographer and fine artist represented by the Arcilesi / Homberg gallery. He’s sold numerous pieces and his work has been included in many gallery shows, Including Art Basil Week Miami 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
YANNIS PAPPAS: Yannis Pappas is a comedian. He was selected as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2010. He was a featured panelist on Vh1′s Best Week Ever and other programs and he has a few popular characters that people seem to enjoy.