Chromista Welcomes Two Comedic Directors

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May 3, 2022

Chromista announces the signing of Andrew DeYoung and Jess Brunetto for commercial representation in the US.

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. SISTERSis 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."

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