Comedy Director Aleysa Young has joined Community Films. Young becomes part of a diverse roster of directorial talent that includes: Marius Crowne, Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Michael Patrick Jann, Emil Möller, Matt Smukler, Pam Thomas, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, and Clay Williams.

“Aleysa’s work is fresh and funny, and the entire Community family was immediately drawn to it,” says EP/Partner Lizzie Schwartz. “Everyone laughed, because the work captures many of the hilarious truths about our modern lives,” adds EP/Partner Carl Swan. “We are very happy to have Aleysa join us and look forward to creating a lot more together.”

Director Aleysa Young spent her formative years between Vancouver, Montreal and Indonesia, and came to directing thru her work as a Casting Director and as a producer of RESFest Canada. Today, she works as a Director splitting time between Toronto and Los Angeles. She has directed spots for such brands as Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Caramilk, Molson, McDonald’s, and Subway. Her work has been recognized by such awards as Cannes Lions, Bessies, Marketing Awards, Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Applied Arts, Shark Awards, Boards Top 10 Emerging Talents in Toronto, Shoot New Directors Showcase, to name a few.

Young is currently working on awesome TV shows. Her recent CBC hit “Baroness Von Sketch Show” was an instant success, and has been called the funniest thing on Canadian Television since “Kids in the Hall”. It’s recently garnered five Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Director. She recently wrapped “Workin’ Moms,” a half-hour comedy series, as well This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a news satire show, both for CBC.

“I was drawn to Community Films because of the quality of their work and roster,” concludes Director Aleysa Young. “In addition, Carl and Lizzie have extensive experience and backgrounds, and I knew I would be in good hands with them.” Young continues: “I wanted to find a boutique company with a manageably sized roster where I wouldn’t get lost in the mix, and Community’s well-curated group of talented directors seemed like a great fit. It was clear that Community really cares about the quality of the work, and that is very important to me.” 

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