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Ves D’Elia has a wide range of experience producing and directing for TV and film in both scripted and unscripted formats that include

elevated narrative, variety/game, and docuseries. Some highlights include being the showrunner/director of WELL DONE WITH SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO for Discovery Plus; executive producer of the TBS series STUPID PET TRICKS WITH SARAH SILVERMAN; series director and co-executive producer of HISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS starring Nicolas Cage for Netflix; co-executive producer and 2nd unit director of the scripted series BROCKMIRE starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet; and winning an Emmy Award for producing 600 episodes of nightly comedic television for @MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK. Ves most recently is the showrunner for the gameshow RAID THE CAGE on CBS hosted by Damon Wayans Jr and Jeannie Mai. 

In addition to Television, Ves has produced numerous feature films and was involved in the development and packaging of

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, an indie feature about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.

Ves oversees projects from development through delivery with a keen sense of story, humor, and creative problem solving. His

comedy background, cinematic style and experience directing the animation, VFX and SFX sequences on shows like BROCKMIRE and HISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS, also enable him to create powerful moments that keep the viewer engaged and entertained.

He adapts to any situation, has a strong ability to staff, manage and lead a team, possesses vast on set and post-production experience, and has an innate knack for working with A-list talent.


Directing highlights include working with Billy Crystal, Nicolas Cage, Hank Azaria, Amanda Peet, Sebastian Maniscalco, Giancarlo Esposito, Kenan Thompson, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser, Baron Vaughn, Ron Funches, Nick Offerman, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Thomas Lennon, Bobby Lee, Whitney Cummings, Fortune Feimster, Gillian Jacobs, Chrissy Teigan, Kevin Smith, Weird Al Yankovic and Fozzie Bear.





Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for @midnight


Audience Award at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival for the short film "TRUNK"


Audience Award at the Malibu International Film Festival for the short film "TRUNK"


iTunes Pick of the Week for the short film "TRUNK"


Kodak Cinematography Award


Published in National Geographic for photography series "AROUND THE TABLE"

Webby Award nomination for Facebook Live video "RELAX AND POP BUBBLE WRAP WITH US"

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