Awards

SEDUCTION OF DISTANCE (actor, writer, Director, Producer)

Best Actor (Mike Messier) in 1-5 minute film category. Couch Film Festival. Toronto. 2022

Best Actor in Micro Short category. Havelock International Film Festival. India. April 2022.

Special Mention Award – Best Actor. Makizhmithran International Film Festival. India. Sep 2022.

Best Moblie Short Film. Makizhmithran International Film Festival. India. Sep 2022.

Honorable Mention, Narrative Short Film category. Nassau Film Festival. Princeton, NJ. 2022.

Nomination, Best Actor, Super Short Category. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Fall, 2021.

DISREGARD THE VAMPIRE – A MIKE MESSIER DOCUMENTARY (Writer, Director, Producer)

Best Documentary. The Shawna Shea Film Festival. Uxbridge, Massachussetts. 2017.

Best Horror Documentary. Tabloid Witch Award. Santa Monica, CA. 2017.

Best Documentary. Diabolical Horror Film Festival. 2017.

Best Documentary Short. Havelock International Film Festival. Port Blair, Andaman, and Nicobar Island, India. March 2021.

Best Documentary. Great Message International Film Festival. Mumbai, Maharashtra. 2019.

Best Documentary Film. Canada’s YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival. Montreal. 2018.

Best Cinematography, Long Short Category. Alternative Film Festival. Fall, 2022.

Finalist for Short Films. The Flight Deck Film Festival. New York, New York. 2020.

Semi-Finalist. The $5 Film Festival. New York, New York. 2018.

Semi-Finalist for Short Documentary. Los Angeles CineFest. 2018.

Nomination, Best Short Film. San Angelo Revolution Film Festival. Texas, USA. 2022.

MESSIER MANTRA (Host/Producer)

Best Web/TV Series. Havelock Int’l Film Festival. Port Blair, Andaman, and Nicobar Island. 2021.

Preview of Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary (Writer, director, Producer)

Best Trailer. Canada’s YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival. Montreal. 2017.

Finalist, Trailers category. Grand IndieWise Convention. Miami, Florida. 2016.

Semi-Finalist for Best Trailer. Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF). Siracusa, Italy/Sicily. 2017.

Semi-Finalist for Best Trailer/Preview. Los Angeles CineFest. LA, CA. 2017.

haiti: triumph, sorrow, and the struggle of a people (associate producer & Copywriter)

Honorable Mention, Societal Concerns Program. National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences – Boston New England Chapter. 2021.

Best Documentary, Associated Press Award, New England region. 2011.

BREAKFAST WITH KURT (WRITER & ACTOR)

Nassau Film Festival. Best Short Short. Princeton, New Jersey. 2018.

fight or play basketball (screenwriter)

First place, Spotlight on New England category. Rhode Island International Film Festival. 2015.

Best Screenplay, Social Drama. Mediterranean Film Festival. Siracusa, Italy/Sicily. 2017.

Semi-Finalist/Top 100, ISA Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition. 2022.

Finalist, Feature Screenplay. Florida Script Challenge. Miami, Florida. 2021.

Semi-Finalist, Best Script. Hamilton International Film Fest. Hamilton, NY. 2017

Top 5 Finalist: Sherman Oaks Film Festival. Sherman Oaks, CA. 2017

Quarter Finalist (as a TV pilot spec) CineStory Foundation. Idyllwild, California. 2016

Accepted screenplay, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival. Fort Myers Beach, FL. 2021.

Accepted screenplay, Austin Revolution Film Festival. Texas, USA. 2020.

also ran (screenwriter)

Best Social Drama screenplay, Mediterranean Film Festival. Siracusa, Italy/Sicily. 2017.

Semi-Finalist. The $5 Film Festival. New York, New York. 2018.

Semi-Finalist. Feature-length screenplay. Barnstorm Fest. Los Angeles, CA. 2017.

Accepted screenplay, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival. Fort Myers Beach, FL. 2022.

Finalist, Feature Screenplay. Florida Script Challenge. Miami, Florida. 2022.

A DISTANCE FROM AVALON proof of concept video (Writer, Producer, Director)

Best Trailer. Great Message International Film Festival. Mumbai, Maharashtra. 2018.

Finalist, Best Trailer. Kosice International Film Festival. 2020.

Finalist, Best Trailer. Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF). Siracusa, Italy/Sicily. 2017.

Finalist, Trailers category. Grand IndieWise Convention. Miami, Florida. 2016.

THE NEVER WAS (PERFORMER, WRITER, DIRECTOR)

Best Selfie Video. Great Message International Film Festival. Mumbai, Maharashtra. 2021.

Best Actor, Ultra Short Category. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Summer, 2020.

LIFE LESSONS FROM MICHAEL JORDAN’S THE LAST DANCE (Producer, talent)

Best Web/New Media, Super Short. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Spring, 2021.

GOOD FRIENDS (screenwriter of the short script)

Honorable Mention, Script Writing. Canada’s YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival. 2017.

Messier Peace Theater presents That Night (producer, Writer, director)

Best Web/New Media Short. Alternative Film Festival. Spring, 2021.

DISREGARD THE VAMPIRE – A MIKE MESSIER DOCUMENTARY PROMOTIONAL PHOTO (Director, photo by Chris hunter)

Best Photo. Mediterranean Film Festival. George Beach, Italy. 2017.

Award Winner, Theme: Fear. Anatomy: Crime – Horror Int’l Film Festival. Athens, Greece. 2017.

Honorable Mention (Photo Award). Hope Film Awards. Dhaka. 2017.

Finalist. Model N Movie International Short Film Festival. Howrah, West Bengal. 2018.

DISREGARD the vampire – a mike messier documentary film poster (director, photo by chris hunter)

Best Photo. Mediterranean Film Festival. George Beach, Italy. 2017.

Finalist. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Spring, 2017.

So, You’re the Guy? (writer, Director, Producer)

Best Cast (Robert Canelli, Bradley Rhodes), Short. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Fall, 2020.

Princeton Tiger Award. Nassau Film Festival. Princeton, New Jersey. 2021.

THE NATURE OF THE FLAME (Writer, Director, Producer)

Best Short. Canada’s YES! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival. Montreal. 2018.

Best Cinematography (Chris Hunter). My Love Michelle Short Film Festival. San Antonio, TX. 2015.

Best Environment/ Nature Short Film. Makizhmithran International Film Festival. India. Sep 2022

THE IMPECCABLE (Writer, Director, Producer)

Best Actress (Ashley Shea), Long Short. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. 2020.

2nd Miss Universe/Best Supporting Actress (Naira Zakaryan). Actress Universe. Moscow. 2022.

Best Supporting Actress (Naira Zakaryan). Shawna Shea Spring Shorts. Uxbridge, MA. 2019.

Nominated, Best Director, Long Short. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. 2020.

Nominated, Best Local Short. Shawna Shea Spring Shorts. Uxbridge, MA. 2019.

The Impeccable Cast photo study (Director, text editing. Photos by David West)

Best Photo. CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI International Film Festival. India. 2019.

THE HOSPITAL BED (ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR)

Best Director, Ultra Short. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. Spring, 2020.

Semi-Finalist, Quarantine Category. Couch Film Festival. Toronto. 2020.

The actor (writer, c0-director)

Honorable Mention, Best Regional Film. SENE Festival. 2014.

THE WRESTLING WITH SANITY SHORT FILM TRILOGY (Writer, Director, Producer)

Best Drama, Image Gazer Film Festival. Maine. 2010.

GOD’S COUNTRY (WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER)

Best Comedy Audience Choice Award. Imagine News. Boston. 2009.

Best Drama Audience Choice Award. Ruff Cutz Film Festival & Conference. Waltham, MA. 2009.

MIKE MESSIER SHOW (HOST, PRODUCER)

Best Series. PEG Rhode Island Public Access. Providence. 2005.

Best Editing (w/ editor Tim Labonte). PEG Rhode Island Public Access. Providence. 2011.

THANKSGIVING (Writer, Director, Co-Producer)

Audience Choice Award. SENE Music, Arts & Film Festival. Providence, RI. 2016.

Princeton Tiger Award. Nassau Film Festival. Princeton, New Jersey. 2017.

THiS COLD, STILL PLACE (short script, writer)

Best Short Film Screenplay. Poinciana. 2017.

The First Betrayal promo poster (graphic text editor, writer)

3rd Place, Best Poster. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. 2021.

THE NEW CAT (writer)

Best Synopsis. Script Awards Los Angeles. LA, CA. 2018.

BLOOD! SUGAR! SID! ACE! (writer, director, producer)

Nominated, Best Drama feature film. Alternative Film Festival. Toronto. 2022.

Nominated, Best Cast. Alternative Film Festival. 2022.

the last fiero feature film treatment (writer)

1st Runner Up, Best Treatment for a feature film proposal. LA Talent Factory Script & Storyboard Showcase. 2017.

END OF THE ROAD photo essay (Photographer)

Official Selection, Travel/ Wild-Life Photography. White Unicorn International Film Festival. 2022.

A DISTANCE FROM AVALON (stageplay, playwright)

Best Stageplay, Top Three. Barnstorm Writing Competition. New York. 2017.

Finalist, Best Stageplay. Cannes Screenplay Contest. 2017.

IN THE BEDROOM WEB-SERIES (writer of two episodes, casting, Director of one episode)

LA Webfest. Outstanding Writing for a series (team award). LA, CA. 2015.

MARRIAGE IS BLISS (Writer, Director)

Nominated, Best Writing. Angel Awards. Providence, Rhode Island. 2014.