As an Actor, Mike has shared scenes with Meryl Streep & Elisabeth Shue in Hope Springs , Mario Van Peebles, Wesley Snipes & Cybill Shepherd (as her son) in Hard Luck, Frances McDormand & Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge among others.
Awards have included a Regional Emmy Nomination for work as Associate Producer on documentary Haiti: Triumph, Struggle and the Sorrow of a People, in addition to two screenwriting awards for To Fight or Play Basketball, a coming of age feature film screenplay. Mike has won back to back awards for his short films Thanksgiving and Breakfast with Kurt from The Nassau Film Festival held at The Princeton Garden Theater in New Jersey.
Recent work includes a lead writer position on the screenplay for the soon-to-be released horror film The Manor(aka Anders Manor) starring Christina Robinson (Dexter), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) also starring Mike himself as roughneck hunter Ole Bayton with brothers Brett and Darsaw played by Sully Erna (singer of Godsmack) and Pro Wrestler Mike Bennett Kanellis The film was produced by Tommy DeNucci of Woodhaven Media and 2 Cousins Productions and was released by LionsGate in May, 2018.
Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary won eight awards (three for the doc itself and additional awards for Poster Design, Promotional Photo and the film’s Trailer).
Mike has re-imagined some of the characters into the world of Distance from Avalon which he has since written as a stage play, screenplay and novella. The Distance from Avalon story has also lead to Avalonia Festival
In 2017 and 2018, Mike reconnected with the world of theater with the Boston-based Play in a Day Festival as a contributing Writer/Director/Host as well as BarStool Stories guerrilla theater out of Boston. One of Mike’s short plays, Who’s Your Daddy?, was later produced and staged by The Orange Players of CT , from information Mike obtained from Play Submissions Helper , a website Mike now works with and that he recommends to all playwrights, with the promo code MIKE giving new users their first month for only 99 cents.
In collaboration with Tim Labonte of Stand Still Pictures , among many great collaborators, Mike filmed three of these short plays as short films: Dalmatian, The Impeccable, and So, You’re The Guy?, the former two currently being sent to festivals and the latter in post-production.
Mike’s TV show Messier Mantra features Mike as an interviewer and host for fascinating guests from the worlds of Entertainment, Sports, Environmental concerns and Holistic medicine including Actress Naira Zakaryan and Film Producer David Gere.
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