Jonah D. Ansell is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. He writes high-concept adventure comedies with heart, in the vein of Big and Home Alone. He specializes in directing kids and families. He most recently directed Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, Academy Award winner Kathy Bates and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson in the bittersweet, animated love story, CADAVER. He and his creative work have been featured on TV, in print and online at NBC, ABC, FOX, MTV, New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Glamour, Huffington Post, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, The Onion A.V. Club, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports, FHM, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, PRWeek, as well as the recent book How’d You Score That Gig. When he is not writing, Ansell serves as CEO and Chief Storyteller at boutique Los Angeles production company JAMS. There, he crafts strategies and creates content to help clients tell stories that sell. Ansell is an award-winning MFA graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College. He originally hails from the hard-knock cul-de-sacs of Oak Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago. When he and his wife aren’t twirling jump ropes across the web, Ansell can be seen twirling the leashes of his two marginally house-broken mutts across the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor.