Jonathan Todd Ross is an NYC-based ex-actor turned filmmaker. Following an acting career that peaked with portraying “The Fonz” in a few Burbank-based workshops of Happy Days:The Musical written/directed by Garry Marshall, hit a comfortable middle with a bunch of roles voicing Saturday morning cartoons like Yugioh, and bottomed out with an avant-garde off-off-Broadway show in which he played a howling cyber-wolf in a cut-off shirt preying on a virtual Little Red Riding Hood, Jonathan switched his focus to writing and directing. His screenplay Otherwise Engaged, co-written with playwright Jeff Tabnick, won a Honolulu Film Festival Award, an LA Screenplay Award, and was a Top 25 finisher in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. His screenplay Some was a Quarterfinalist for the 2017 Big Break Contest. His first short, “The Universe of Scotch and Haagen-Dazs,” screened in numerous festivals in 2016, including the Austin Film Festival, the NYC Independent Film Fest, the Toronto Indie Film Fest, the Boardwalk Film Festival (Audience Award Runner-Up), and London’s Discover Film Fest (winner, Best Sci-Fi Short). When he is not working on post-production for a follow-up short titled “Kate and Martin Take a Vow,” he is trying to explain to a three year old that she agreed to one treat a day, and she already had a treat, which means I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYMORE TREATS, SIMONE! THAT WAS THE DEAL! YOU HAD ICE CREAM AT THE ZOO! THAT’S IT!