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One of Mike’s personal favorite works is Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary which has so far won 11 film & photography Awards. Mike has since re-imagined Disregard into an extensive re-write titled Distance from Avalon, available as a stage-play, screenplay and novella versions. Mike says, “I envision Distance from Avalon to be my ‘legacy series’, in the tradition of Star Wars, Rocky and The Lord of the Rings.”
Having made his own movies since high school , Mike is a 41 Award-winning producer, screenwriter, Director, TV host and Actor , most recently winning an Acting Award from The Alternative Film Festival. Mike is also an experienced playwright, Acting Coach , Live Event Host and guest speaker. Here is Mike’s IMDB page.
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.
Early is his Acting career, Mike traveled to LA for an audition for an HBO series produced by Jay Roach (Director of Austin Powers and Meet the Parents) and R.J. Cutler (Producer of The War Room). That story is chronicled in Re:jected by Reality, a documentary Mike produced about his various experiences in the reality TV trend which eventually received a rave review from Film Threat.
Accolades include two screenwriting awards for Fight or Play Basketball, a coming of age feature film screenplay, back to back awards for his short films Thanksgiving and Breakfast with Kurt from Nassau Film Festival , and a Regional Associated Press Award and a Regional Emmy nomination as an Associate Producer on Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow and the Struggle of a People.
In 2016, Mike co-wrote and co-starred in the Lionsgate distributed horror film The Manor (aka Anders Manor) starring Christina Robinson (Dexter), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) . In the film, Mike plays 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.
In 2017 and 2018, Mike reconnected with the world of theater with the Boston-based Play in a Day Festival produced by 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? with all three currently being sent to festivals. The Impeccable’s Naira Zakaryan won a Best Supporting Actress Award from the Shawna Shea Film Festival.
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 Pro Wrestling’s PodFather Conrad Thompson and Film Producer David Gere.
Messier Peace Theater – a behind the scenes look at the creation of a short film titled That Night – recently won Best Web-Series/New Media Short from Alternative Film Festival and can be found on its own playlist on Mike Messier’s YouTube Channel. Mike also recent won the Super Short Category, also in the Best Web-Series/New Media division, from the same festival for his Life Lessons learned from Michael Jordan’s The Last Dance
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