Jessica was born in Florida. She graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and Dual Minors in Economics.
You may remember Jessica playing a News Anchor on “Torchwood”, which aired on STARZ. You saw her as “The Other Woman” on NBC’s “Las Vegas” episode “Hit Me!”. She was in “Change Your Life!” starring Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and directed by Patrick Shen (Flight from Death). She was awarded the title of Miss Burbank USA, and competed in the Miss California USA Pageant. She was a Guest Host for “Wild on E!”, “Art Mann Presents” on HDNet, and “Street Stars” on PAX.
National commercials include Honda Generators, Donzi Boats, Community Loans of America, ESPN, National City Bank and Country Music Magazine to name a few. Jessica had a Recurring role on a show entitled “Courting Busey” with Gary Busey and a role on the “Roast” episode of “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” with Gene Simmons.
Jessica has shot over 50 independent films, been cast in over 30 television roles, spoken at over 200 live events as an on-stage presenter, and performed in over 100 live improv shows. She loves performing both drama and comedy.
As a Producer, Jessica Mathews is the Co-Owner of Springfield Films. She has written, produced, and directed commercials, television pilots, trailers, music videos, spec commercials and plays. For tv networks, she completed “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell” (Food Network), worked as a Story Producer on a Lifetime pilot entitled “Atomic Mom”, Executive Produced Chef Brad’s Five Star Tips, and is a Field Producer on the special “Uncomfortable Conversations” for A&E. Currently she is working on a show for Freeform. Commercials as a Producer include Toyota and the LA Lakers (tv/web/in house).
Besides working in television and commercials, Jessica has an extensive award list for indie films. Jessica completed the Award Winning features “Marfa Girl” (UPM), and “Holding Back” (Producer and UPM). More features include “The Last Treasure Hunt” (Producer/Line Producer), “Triangle” (Producer) and “Vanished” (Producer). In addition, she produced nine more Award Winning shorts: “Notes on Lying”, “Guitar Party Nightmare”, “In Silence”, “Man vs. Survival”, “The Proposition”, “I Am Neda”, “Pull Down the Moon”, “The Big Meet”, and “Warehouse”.
Her awards list on the indie film circuit includes: Best Film at Poppy Jasper, Spirit of Moondance Award at the Moondance Int’l Film Festival, People’s Choice Award at London Shorts, Award of Merit at AOF Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at the Virginia Film Festival, Best Comedy at the Angeleno Film Festival, Special Jury Award at the Scary or Die Film Festival, 4th Place at the Atom Tournament Film Festival, Best Comedy at the Dam Short Film Festival, Audience Choice Award at the Virginia Film Festival, Honorable Mention Los Angeles Movie Awards, Best Feature Film at the Angeleno Film Festival, Winner Platinum Remi Special Jury Award WorldFest Houston Int’l Film Festival, Finalist American Pavilion at Cannes, Winner Best Int’l Short at Burbank Int’l Film Festival, Winner Best Drama Short at AOF Film Fest, Winner Best Short Film Under 30 Minutes at the World Music and Independent Film Festival, Winner Honorable Mention at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, Nominated Best Short Film at the Moondance Int’l Film Festival, Top 25 in the 24-Hour LA Film Fest, LA Reels Film Festival Honorable Mention Award, The Earth Award at Cinerockom Film Festival, Nomination at Dances with Films, and Best Short Film at Frogtown Film Festival. She has numerous Other Nominations and Official Selections.
More films include “Shoe Fetish” (Beverly Hills Short Film Festival Official Selection), “Off They Go” (Fest Circuit) and “Autism and Cake” (Starring Edward Asner; Official Selection Orlando Film Festival and Frogtown Film Fest).
As a web series Producer/UPM, she worked on the series “Lesbian Cops”, a 70’s cop spoof. You can see it here: www.bliptv.com and www.youtube.com. It has garned critically acclaimed press from AfterEllen.com and TubefilterNews, among others, and has received over 2 million hits on-line. Jessica is a Field Producer on another web series, called “My Story”, starring Jack Osbourne. You can see it here: www.youdontknowjackaboutms.com. She produced the webseries “Damon’s Tiki Bar”, which is now in it’s 2nd season. And “The Hollywood Box”, another web series, is in post.
She has served on pitch panels and on the boards of various film festivals. She is a published writer and is pitching projects to various networks. Jessica is President of Neo Ensemble Theatre, a member of SAG-AFTRA, and the Television Academy.
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