THE LAST TREASURE HUNT
The feature "The Last Treasure Hunt" premiered on Friday, May 29th at the Chinese Theater. Jessica was a Producer and Line Producer. This is the first night of screening Nominated films for the festival Dances with Films. Check out: www.lasttreasurehuntmovie.com
TIKI BAR - WRITER/PRODUCER/ACTOR
Jessica and Connie Monroe recently launched their webseries, "Damon's Tiki Bar". Check out Season One, Episode One:
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Check it out on facebook: www.facebook.com/damonstikibar.
SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD
Jessica produced "Shakespeare in Hollywood" at Studio/Stage. It received rave reviews from Stage Happenings: http://www.stagehappenings.com/Dale_Reynolds/reviews/_2015/shakespeare.php
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TRIANGLE - PREMIERE IN BEVERLY HILLS!
Triangle premiered to a full house at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills. Jessica produced and also plays Mrs. Abdurahim. The film mainly takes place in Ethiopia, with shoots also taking place in LA and Mexico. Written and Directed by Theodros Teshome. Check it out here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319426/ and on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle/370172656388581?ref=hl.
DEATH BY A THOUSAND PUPS
Jessica booked a role in a Horror Haiku episode directed by Matt Brookens for Seraph Films.
THE BIG MEET - WINNER AT CINEROCKOM!
The Big Meet premiered at the LA Shorts Fest and WON the Earth Award at it's second film festival, Cinerockom. It's third film festival was Women's Int'l Film and Arts Festival in Miami and it just screened at the Hill Country Film Festival in Texas. Jessica produced, line produced, and acted in the short film "The Big Meet". Written and Directed by Christian Elder. Starring Lane Carlson, Mike Genovese and Jessica Mathews. Like us on facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/TheBigMeetMovie. Check us out here: www.thebigmeetmovie.com.
SHOE FETISH - BEVERLY HILLS SHORT FEST
"Shoe Fetish" was an Official Selection of the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival http://www.beverlyhillsshortsfestival.com. Jessica has a lead role in the film and was also a producer. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoe-Fetish/221787637875079?ref=hl.
A couple more episodes of "My Story" starring Jack Osbourne can be seen here:
www.youdontknowjackaboutms.com. Jessica was a producer and makes a cameo appearance. ;-)
GAME SHOW NETWORK
Jessica produced 4 episodes of "Stung" for the Game Show Network - See it here:
UNTITLED MTV PILOT
Jessica wrapped on a pilot for MTV which was shot in Texas.
Jessica produced an industrial series for Five Star Senior Living starring Chef Brad Miller.
LIFETIME PILOT - ATOMIC MOM
Jessica was the Associate Producer in the field and the Story Producer in post for a Lifetime pilot.
AUTISM AND CAKE - ORLANDO AND FROGTOWN FILM FESTIVALS
Official Selection of the Orlando Film Festival and the Frogtown Film Festival! Directed by Tracy Wren, Written by Kimberly Kaplan, Produced by Stephen V. Alba and Tracy Wren, Line Producer/Assistant Director Jessica Mathews, Starring Ed Asner.
Like our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AutismAndCake?ref=hl. On imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319482/.
TOYOTA/LAKERS TV SPOTS
Jessica produced a few commercials for Toyota and the LA Lakers at the Staples Center. Look for it on television, the web and in house. Titled "Virtual Tour"
THE FOOD NETWORK
Jessica worked on Season 2 of "Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell" for six episodes.
PULL DOWN THE MOON - AWARD WINNER AT LA REELS FILM FESTIVAL
Jessica produced the award winning short film "Pull Down the Moon" starring Casey Nelson and Alexandra Grossi. Like our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pull-Down-The-Moon/262932723826048?ref=hl. Written and Directed by Casey Nelson.
Jessica acted in and produced a commercial for the Doritos Superbowl Challenge. Written, Directed, Edited and Produced by Dave Swuz. www.daveswuz.com.
WAREHOUSE - WINNER at FROGTOWN FEST
Jessica produced the short "Warehouse", written and directed by Casey Nelson. Check it out here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2053475/
Starring Casey Nelson and Chris Hayes. It was an Official Selection at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and WON Best Short Film at the Frogtown Film Festival.
VANISHED - LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Jessica was a producer on the feature "Vanished", written and directed by Adrian Donaldson.
PAT TILLMAN DOCUMENTARY
Springfield Films is shooting a documentary about the Pat Tillman Foundation, veterans, and a journey that one man is taking to build awareness and to raise money for veterans and their families. How you can help: http://www.active.com/donate/teamtillman/swuz. Check it out! And a press release here: http://tolucantimes.info/section/entertainment/swuz-cali-to-zona-2011-memorial-ride-to-benefit-the-pat-tillman-foundation/. Here's a new article from USAA: https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_blogs/Community?action=communitypost&comm=milspouse&blogkey=milspousecivilian&postkey=how_to_do_what_you1&SearchRanking=1&SearchLinkPhrase=jessica%20mathews
WEDDING DAY REVIEW!
The reviews are in. Check it out: http://thescoopla.com/4550/wedding-day. Jessica plays Kimberly Jenkins in the feature, "Wedding Day". She has a scene with Lisa Ann Walter.
LIFE IS SHORT
Jessica produced and acted in a tv pilot called "Life is Short". Written by and Starring Nicole Gerth, Directed by David Crabtree.
Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4DCmwdA8Vw, or at www.lesbiancopsmovie.com. Funny stuff. Just sayin. Jessica is a Producer and has a cameo. Over 4 million hits so far! www.lesbiancopsmovie.com! Great write-up on Ellen.com.
IN SILENCE - TWO TIME WINNER
"in silence" WON Best Representation of Theme at the Angeleno Film Festival. It was Nominated in 4 categories! Recent film fests were the SoCal Film Festival in Huntington Beach and The Other Venice Film Festival. It has received Official Selections at the High Desert Int'l Film Festival, The Green Bay Film Festival, Women's Int'l Film and Art Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, and the AOF Film Festival! It WON an AWARD of Merit and it was Nominated for the Best Social Commentary Award at AOF. Jessica was Producer, Line Producer and AD. The movie was reviewed by the Tolucan Times. Check out the article here: http://tolucantimes.info/section/film-review/silence-no-more/
THE PROPOSITION - TWO TIME WINNER
Jessica recently completed the short "The Proposition" starring Todd Stashwich and Tiffany Elle. Jessica was Producer and Line Producer. Most recently, it WON Best Comedy at The Dam Short Film Fest in Boulder City, NV. It premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival and WON the Audience Best Film Award for Best Narrative Short at the Virginia Film Festival! And, it got an amazing review at HollyShorts. http://tolucantimes.info/section/entertainment/the-proposition-shines-at-hollyshorts-film-festival
NY ACTING ENSEMBLE WEST - REVIEW!
Jessica performed in an amazing showcase written by Ken Eulo, with NY Acting Ensemble West. See the review by the Tolucan Times here: http://tolucantimes.info/section/theatre_review/the-new-york-acting-ensemble-west-provides-perfect-night-of-theatre. Check out the ensemble at: www.nyaew.com.
AWARD WINNING PRODUCER:
"NOTES ON LYING" - 3 AWARDS
BEST FILM - Poppy Jasper Film Fest
SPIRIT OF MOONDANCE - Moondance Int'l Film Festival
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - London Short Film Showcase
"GUITAR PARTY NIGHTMARE" - 2 AWARDS
BEST COMEDY - Angeleno Fest
SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST FILM - Scary or Die Film Festival
"IN SILENCE" - 2 AWARDS
AWARD OF MERIT - AOF Film Festival
BEST REPRESENTATION OF THEME - Angeleno Film Festival
"MAN VS. SURVIVAL" - WINNER - Atom Tournament Film Festival
"HOLDING BACK" - Best Feature at The Angeleno Film Festival
"THE PROPOSITION: - 2 AWARDS
WINNER Audience Choice Award - Virginia Film Festival
WINNER Best Comedy, Dam Short FIlm Festival
"I AM NEDA" - WINNER Honorable Mention LA Movie Awards, Best Narrative Short
"PULL DOWN THE MOON" - Award at LA Reels Film Festival
"THE BIG MEET" - Earth Award at Cinerockom
"WAREHOUSE" - Best Short Film at Frogtown Film Festival
Palm Springs, AOF Film Fest (Nominated for three awards, WON one award), Playhouse West Film Fest, HollyShorts, Moondance Int'l Film Festival (WON Award), Poppy Jasper (WON Award), La Femme, Angeleno Film Festival (WON Award, Nominated for another), Red Zion Festival, iP Film Festival, Route 66 Film Festival, Thriller Chiller Film Festival, Scary or Die Film Festival (WON Award), High Desert Int'l Film Festival, London Short Film Showcase (WON Award), Green Bay Film Festival, Women's Int'l Film and Art Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Atom Tournament Film Festival (WON Award), SoCal Film Festival, The Other Venice Film Festival, Santa Rosa Int'l Film Festival, ARPA Int'l Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, LA Movie Awards, Dam Short Film Festival, LA Shorts Film Fest, Orlando Int'l Film Festival, Cinerockom, Frogtown Film Fest, Hill Country Film Festival.
MAN VS. SURVIVAL - WINNER
Check out the comedy "Man vs. Survival", a spoof on "Man vs. Wild" on Funny or Die. Jessica plays Jessi and she was also an Executive Producer. WINNER, Atom Tournament Film Festival.
HOLDING BACK - WINNER
The mockumentary, "Holding Back" about extras in a holding area is completed! Jessica plays the role of Janet and she is also the Producer and Line Producer. www.holdingbackthemovie.com. Winner of Best Feature Currently on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Holding-Back/dp/B007USZ0NW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353444040&sr=8-1&keywords=holding+back
GUITAR PARTY NIGHTMARE - WINNER
Jessica was Associate Producer on "Guitar Party Nightmare", which WON BEST COMEDY and was Nominated for BEST DIRECTOR at the Angeleno Film Festival! Also WON Special Jury Prize at the Scary or Die Film Festival and has been an Official Selection at numerous festivals.
SAVOR THE INSANITY - NOMINEE
"Savor The Insanity" is a festival nominee! It was recently an Official Selection of the La Femme Film Festival. It just premiered at the Angeleno Film Festival. Our Lead Actress, Connie Monroe was Nominated for BEST ACTRESS! Jessica was the Producer, Line Producer and 1st AD.
BORDER LORDS 2 - WINNER
WINNER of the El Paso On Demand Film Festival, currently airing on Time Warner Cable. Jessica played a lead role, Agent Shana McChord in the feature "Border Lords 2". Join the myspace page at: myspace.com/borderlordsmovie. New website: www.borderlords2.com! Official Selection of the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS
Jessica shot on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels". Look for her on the "Roast" Episode. She escorts Gene to his throne on stage.
COURTING BUSEY - RECURRING
Jessica booked "Courting Busey", a television pilot with Gary Busey. It is being pitched to FOX.
CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
This feature film is about the world of MLM's. It stars Tony Plana from "Ugly Betty" who plays Simon in the film. Jessica plays Simon's Secretary.
Welcome to Jessica's Official Website! This is where you can find out about Jessica as an Actor and Producer and see what projects she is currently working on.
“It is always a pleasure to work with Jessica Mathews. As a true professional, Jessica always strives to maximize our productions with her proficient work ethic and ability. Since Jessica and I met at an Anaheim trade show, I’ve been taken with her warm friendly spirit and deep passion for independent film. Collaborating with Jessica on my film Border Lords II: Dark Secrets was a great experience in working with a talented actress who provided depth and vision in her on-screen character. I look forward to seeing Jessica in up-coming Shade Pictures projects and other projects of her future endeavors. – Billy Townes, Director, “Border Lords”
"Jessica Mathews is a talent. She is wonderful to collaborate with, and is a true artist. Her work ethic and ability are of very high standards. Collaborating with Jessica on my film BOHEMIAN SUNSET was a wonderful experience. Working with her as an actress was very easy because she just got it. She did her homework, and came to set ready for anything I threw at her. She has what most actors don’t: the heart and desire to achieve more."
-Robert Benavides, Jr, Director, "Bohemian Sunset"
"Jessica has produced, acted, and taken on assistant director duties with equal discipline and positive enthusiasm; she is largely responsible for the realities facilitating the making of my film. The example she sets as an entertainment professional is quickly acknowledged by people on the set with great certitude. She is focused, talented, and a balanced individual. Her presence has made me a better director, stronger communicator and often a better worker."
-Christian Elder, Director, "PLAYdate"
"Not only does she have a great eye for detail, she’s also a creative visionary, steeped in discipline and dedication. She maintained her composure under pressure, and her problem solving skills are unmatched. Her expertise in preplanning helped ensure the actual days on set ran as smooth as possible, and she was instrumental in making our ambitious shooting schedule achievable. (They said it couldn’t be done.) She is an unstoppable success story in the making!"
(On Jessica as a Producer and Assistant Director)
-Brad Bromelmeier, Director, "Savor The Insanity"
"As a first time director, working with Jessica was paramount to the success of my film "The Proposition". I was so focused on performance and the look of it that I basically had no idea what the actual production would entail. She basically handled everything from budget costs to hiring crew, equipment and finding locations. Her knowledge of the production world was a tremendous asset to completing the project. With Jessica's help we have been accepted to several festivals and won both the audience choice award for Best Short Film at the Virginia Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Dam Film Festival. I look forward to working with Jessica in the future."
-Ed Stein, Director/Writer, "The Proposition"
"I can't tell you how happy I am that we met. You are an incredible woman! You are such a joy to work with. I wanted to thank you again for everything you have done thus far for "Life Is Short". Wow! We could not have made it this far without you. You are so well organized, knowledgeable, talented and fun. And of course..GORGEOUS!!!! :) I don't know how you do it. You can do it ALL. What CAN'T you do????!?! LOL. Thank you for dedicating so many hours to this project. Thank you for believing in me, Dave and "Life Is Short". You have done wonders for us!!!! As you know, this project means the world to me and I couldn't be happier with how smooth the process was. All because of you, girly. It feels so great to see this project get brought to life. Thank you for helping me bring this to life! It was incredible how you helped us put this entire thing together. You are a POWERHOUSE!!"
(On Jessica as a Line Producer, Producer and Assistant Director)
-Nicole Gerth, Writer/Lead Actor/Executive Producer, "Life is Short"
"I brought Jessica on board as my line producer and producer of a very challenging foreign movie. A project that she embraced with all her might. I needed someone who had the understanding, experience and passion to assist me in a task that I could not have accomplished without her. This was my directorial and executive producing debut and not only did Jessica give me the peace of mind to guide our project in the right direction, but she also gave me a level of dedication and trust that is surprisingly very rare in this industry. As a first time Director I needed that in someone. Loyalty does not get forgotten too easily. She became my right hand woman and a trusted friend. Throughout the project when she saw the demands of stress getting the better of me, she was my rock and strength and held my hand through the tough times. One cannot help but notice her calm disposition, particularly in times of pressure. That is a rare quality. Always the consummate professional and one of the most hardworking people I know, with unsurpassed experience and work ethics, she was a pleasure to work with and I would do it again in a heartbeat. A highly reliable and multitalented professional, who not only brings her exceptional skills and experience to set but also a genuine love and care to the project, which really are the ingredients any serious filmmaker should look for when searching for the right team members. I would have no problem in recommending Jessica Mathews to anyone."
-Nicole Kian-Sadighi; Executive Producer/Director, "I Am Neda"
"Jessica has one of the finest, hardest working, professional dispositions I have ever seen, in the biz and otherwise. She is strongly disciplined, highly talented, efficiently organized with an obvious motivation, energy and striking beauty which make her uniquely unmatched in her field."
-Eric Raddatz, Director, "A Day to Love and Die"
"As a director, it is a rare occasion to find a talent quite as unique and reliable as Jessica. I would cast her in my future productions without hesitation."
-Esther Biggs, Director, "Dysfunctional One Acts"
" Jessica is very professional and has a great attitude towards the film industry. I found her to be very talented, with a wide range in her acting abilities. I would definitely use her again in future projects."
- Jason Bunch, Director, "Coming Attractions"
I would highly recommend Jessica Mathews as an actress, a pure talent, an on-set inspiration, and a friend. Jessica was such a pleasure to work with, that I have done it several times, including her work on our feature film “Stealing God.”
-Dave Swuz, Director, "Stealing God", "Kimberly", "Evan Page" Music Video
You will find that people will gravitate to Jessica. She has the wonderful ability to listen. Jessica has a special gift of making people comfortable enough to allow individuals to express themselves freely. Her ability to quickly comprehend and empathize has time and again impressed me. The process of filmmaking can be an incredibly difficult and fulfilling experience, and no one knows this more than Jessica. She brings her personal experiences to inspire others to take chances and push the envelope while creating art. She works hard and no part of production is beneath her. Jessica jumps into any role that needs filling. She is unselfish with her time. Jessica brings a positive friendship atmosphere to the set that is open, individually expressive, intelligent and mature.
-Jamal Farley, DP "Savor The Insanity", "Applications", "Chip Licker", "I Am Neda"
I want to wholeheartedly recommend Jessica Mathews to any project on your slate. Jessica is not only photographically beautiful but extremely talented, professional, and quick. Jessica was the best actress in my most recent film, Dark Queen, and integral to its profitable domestic and foreign distribution. On Dark Queen she instantly understood her character, Alicia, and gave her a dimension beyond her actual screen time, impressively tailoring each take to the director’s suggestion. She was also invaluable and cooperative in promoting the finished product for its ultimate success.
-Lou Aguilar, Writer/Producer "Dark Queen"
***A special message for Jessica's friend, Rana Fisher who passed away on August 10, 2008. And for Laurie Dinnerstein Thompson who passed away on November 4, 2012. Rest in peace. You are both missed and loved.