MATTHEW MICHAEL ROSS (AKA Matthew Ross) – Biography
Matthew started his career in New York City, after attending the prestigious Purchase School of the Arts, where he studied filmmaking and writing. He went on to write and direct his first feature, “Desperation Highway,” a psychological thriller, distributed by First Miracle Pictures.
Ross moved to LA and wrote and directed his award-winning short, “Food for Thought,” nominated for the Palme D’or at the 52nd annual Cannes Film Festival and appearing at the Palm Springs Film Festival and festivals around the world.
During that time, Ross landed a position as an EPK editor for SONY Pictures, where he created impressive electronic press kits for SONY’s top feature film projects.
Matthew went on to write and direct another award-winning short, “A Package for Me,” starring Wendie Jo Sperber and David Leisure. That film won him best short film at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and was invited to Palm Springs and festivals across the world. He also directed, “Fellowship of the Dice,” a mocumentary feature starring Aimee Graham.
Ross sold several TV pitches, including two to Merv Griffin Enterprises. He sold a six-figure pitch to Universal producer Joe Singer for his Denzel Washington action thriller, “The Wrong Target,” and became a WGA writer.
In 2017 and 2018, Matthew produced and shot his new horror/thriller series S.K.C. The series, now with 4 episodes, has close to 250,000 views and counting. In 2020, his latest short film, Mother's Day Memories, has been nominated in 7 film festivals so far this year. Matthew is pitching 2 TV series and several feature films this year. He's writing new material and getting ready to shoot a new pilot. He just opened a production and post facility, AON Creative Studios in DTLA.
Throughout his career, he has been represented by principal agencies in the business including Paradigm and Abrams Artists.
The Donut Split
Winner Best Short Beverly Hills Film Festival