Mike Messier is an award-winning Screenwriter, Director, TV host and Actor.

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 several screenwriting accolades including two awards for Fight or Play Basketball, a coming of age feature film screenplay.

Recent work includes the screenplay for the soon-to-be released horror film Anders Manor starring Christina Robinson (Dexter), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) and Sully Erna of Godsmack, also co-starring Mike Messier as roughneck hunter Ole Bayton. The film was produced by Tommy DeNucci of Woodhaven Media and 2Cousins Productions and is set to release soon on several Video On Demand outlets.

Current projects also include Disregard the Vampire: A Mike Messier Documentary which is currently being sent to festivals, having already won three 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.

Additionally, Mike has also been working with the Boston-based ‘Play in a Day Festival’ produced by Michael Gonza as  a contributing Writer/Director/Host and is using this experience as a launching point for his own stage plays. The next event Mike will host and be a contributing writer will be August 13 in Somerville, MA.

As an Actor, Mike has shared scenes with Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue in Hope Springs, Wesley Snipes and Cybill Shepherd (as her son) in Hard Luck, Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge among others.

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. Popular episodes have included writer/artist Geena Matuson, Boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr and film producer David Gere.

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Disregard The Vampire – a Mike Messier Documentary

Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary Preview

Disregard the Vampire – a Mike Messier Documentary is a riveting voyage inside the creative process and the perseverance of  a film crew when it loses its lead Actor to a twist of fate including the Grim Reaper himself. Surprisingly, a dark poet emerges from the shadows to save the day.

The documentary has already been hailed as “a mandatory experience” by Andrew Buckner. Buckner further quips that Disregard “showcases the passion and focus which goes into a project such as this to great effect…Artists of any ilk will assuredly be able to relate to the beauty, and simultaneously unforeseeable destructive forces that often take flight, when engaged in the act of creation…It will especially appeal to the struggling combatant as well as the motion picture admirer within us all…Messier offers brilliant work here.” Read Buckner’s whole  ‘Disregard preview review’  here.

Learn more about “Disregard”  on the project page…

C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G.

C.O.R.E.  A.C.T.I.N.G. represents the tenets of Character Origin Response Environment Audience Choice Training Instinct Need Greatness. C.O.R.E. is an acting class for all acting skill levels, ages 14 and up. Small group classes and private, one-on-one coaching are also available. C.O.R.E. is the perfect class for any new actor, as well as for experienced actors looking for a fresh start and raw challenge, and an engagement of the senses! In every class, C.O.R.E. values will come to life through study and active participation.

Workshop Founder and Acting Coach Mike Messier has worked both behind, and in front of, the camera, with such talents as Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue (in Hope Springs), Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles and Cybill Shepherd (in Hard Luck). Mike has won numerous awards in film and television, including a Regional Associated Press Award, and a Regional Emmy Nomination.

Learn more about the program and get in touch with Mike, today!

Messier Mantra

Messier Mantra is a TV series hosted by award-winning New England filmmaker and acting coach Mike Messier, currently filmed at Seekonk TV 9 in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The show features interviews with New England-based artists, filmmakers, actors and creatives – and their personal mantra! Such guests include Writer and Creative Director Geena Matuson, Filmmaker Tommy DeNucci, and also Performer Corinne Southern, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office Steve Feinberg, and many other greats.

What’s your mantra?

Nature of the Flame

Nature of the Flame is a short film in which the student and sage find solace in each other, and a special place in time and space – but is it meant to be? Written and produced by Mike Messier, with Chris Hunter of Collective Thought Media, and with Rhode Island Filmmakers South, Nature of the Flame has recently won Best Cinematography at the My Love Michelle Short Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The film has also been accepted into six film festivals, and continues to grow, with its message of self-discovery influenced by the ideals of zen.

Watch the trailer on the Nature of the Flame project page.