Hollywood News: Rajeev Jacob and Mia Matthews Star in The Lonesome Whippoorwill
“THE LONESOME WHIPPOORWILL” is an “indoor western” Written & Directed by Matt Pye & Josh Mitton. The Lonesome Whippoorwill is the strange but charming story of an indian-cowboy and a lady of the night — sharing a romantic but awkward evening together in a moderately priced hotel.
Starring: Rajeev Jacob and Mia Matthews
Rajeev Jacob began studying acting at Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio and The Company Acting Studio, both located in Atlanta, GA. He has appeared in multiple television series, films, and commercials.
Rajeev made his television debut alongside Jessica Lange in “American Horror Story: Freakshow.” His first film role was in the Academy Award winning financial drama, “The Big Short,” in which he supports Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt.
Being an exceptional musician, Rajeev produced music independently before pursuing a career in acting. He earned a degree in Philosophy and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Mia was born and raised in that small town in southern Maryland her father, a Race Car Driver, retired from the sport to support her mother and five siblings.
At Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious school of drama in Pittsburgh the gangly young “triple threat” developed her skills and headed to New York City.
In New York she trained and worked tirelessly; effortlessly shifting from musicals to dramas to TV. Notable credits include Mizlansky/Zilinsky with Nathan Lane, Topper the Musical, and Henry IV Parts I and II at the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theater. She also launched the Old Navy campaign starring in their first 5 television commercials.
Palm Beach resident Mia Matthews has won the coveted Carbonell Award for best actress. Mia Matthews played Julia Campbell in one of prolific playwright Michael McKeever’s most powerful works “After”.
With: Emily Diane Stilwell and Jonathan Shepard
Produced by: Brian Jerin
Produced by: Matt Pye & Josh Mitton
Cinematography by: Ryan P. Dean
Production Design by: Rachel Meenan
Assistant Camera: Robbie Corcoran
Make-Up by: Nataleigh Verrengia
Hair by: Crystal Broedel
Original music by: Matt Pye
Sound Design by: Brian Jerin
Assistant Director: Charlie Campbell
Costume Design by: Sabra Pye
Production Assistant: Leila Sadri
Catering & Craft Services by: Johnathan Gonzalez
Set Photography by: Geoffrey Lamaze