PRODUCER | DIRECTOR | SCREENWRITER | TV HOST | ACTOR & COACH
Mike Messier is an award-winning Writer, Director, TV Host and Actor, winning countless awards in film and TV. Awards have included a Regional Emmy Nomination for work as Associate Producer on documentary Haiti: Triumph, Struggle and the Sorrow of a People (2010), in addition to numerous screenwriting accolades. Additional award-winning work includes short films such as Thanksgiving, The Actor, and The Nature of the Flame and script Fight or Play Basketball.
In late 2016 Mike worked as Lead Writer and co-starred in the upcoming horror film Anders Manor, directed by Jon Schermerhorn and produced by Tommy DeNucci with Woodhaven Media. Mike himself plays Ole Bayton, a rough-neck hunter, and has high stakes scenes with the eclectic Anders ensemble which includes Christina Robinson (Dexter), Sully Erna of Godsmack, and Pro Wrestlers Kevin Nash aka Diesel (Magic Mike) and “The Miracle” Bennett.
Current projects also include Disregard the Vampire: A Mike Messier Documentary set to release in late 2017, and Distance from Avalon, a full length stage play, novella, and screenplay. Additionally, Messier has also been working with the Boston-based Play in a Day Festival as Writer/Director and is using this experience as a launching point for his own stage plays.
Mike has previously worked on projects with the colorful “Extreme” wrestlers Raven, Balls Mahoney, The Sandman, “Eliminator” Kronus and his personal wrestling mentor Ox Baker. Mike has been a ring announcer, commentator, manager and even wrestler a few times himself.
Mike’s stage work includes Daydream Theater and Murder on Us, a comedy ensemble that forays into stand up comedy and performance art. Mike wrote and directed the stage play Orlandis and his Puppets without Strings, and the feature length film Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! has a distinct theatrical feel. His TV show Messier Mantra features interviews with a wide array of professionals, from holistic healers to entertainers, and can be viewed throughout New England and on Vimeo with Roku release soon to follow.
An Actor, himself, Messier has shared scenes with Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue (Hope Springs), Wesley Snipes and Cybill Shepherd (Hard Luck), Mario Van Peebles, Richard Jenkins, Tom Sizemore, and Frances McDormand. His on-set experience in the industry informs his continued work as an actor in addition to his C.O.R.E. Acting classes.
Founder of C.O.R.E. Acting Method, Mike creates and provides materials to educate new and seasoned actors for both film and stage. Both group and private classes focus on individual instruction through script analysis and breakdown, character development, on-set protocol, visualization and relaxation techniques.
Select success stories include Dustin Teuber at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, David Graziano with over 20 acting credits to his name, and Jose Guns Alves, recently featured in television series with CBS, Showtime and Netflix.
Mike’s hands-on-experiences are complimented by education with Barry Primus, Tom Kane, Steve Fierberg and Anne Mulhall. Barry Primus’ classes lead directly to Mike’s own teachings with C.O.R.E. Acting, and Mike once course-managed Kane’s four-day film production class. Fierberg, Cinematographer on Secretary, Love & Other Drugs, and Entourage, taught Mike much about acting for the camera.
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