Jonah D. Ansell is founder & Chief Marketing Officer (Chief Storyteller) of JAMS Productions, a boutique integrated marketing and creative content production firm in Los Angeles. He and his creative work have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Elle, Vogue, Onion A.V. Club, Los Angeles Times, HBO, NBC, CBS and FOX.  He has created award winning strategies and content for top brands such as Unilever, Hyatt, ConAgra and Nissan.  In addition to his client work, he is an author and filmmaker who brings to life stories that shed light into the human condition.  He most recently served as writer/director of CADAVER, starring Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, Rookie Magazine’s Tavi Gevinson and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates. The film, featuring the music of Neil Young and Pet Shop Boys, was published as a graphic novel (Academy Chicago Publishers) and unveiled at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2013).  Huffington Post lauded Ansell’s creative work for exploring “grown-up themes of love and death through the youthful mediums of cartoon and rhyme.”  NPR has hailed his work as “lushly constructed + visually mesmerizing.”  Ansell is also writer/director of the forthcoming MOOSE, a modern-day “Aesop’s Fable” starring Samuel L. Jackson. 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.