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Gym Buddy

Mike Messier rants in a call for individualism. Warning: profanity.

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  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Personal Perspective, Inspirational, Rant, Abrasive, Dark Comedy, One Person Show
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Smart Phone
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mike Messier

Mike Messier has won 32 awards in film and TV. As an Actor, Messier has shared scenes with Meryl Streep Elisabeth Shue, Wesley Snipes, Cybill Shepherd, Mario Van Peebles, Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand, Sully Erna (from Godsmack), Pro Wrestlers Kevin Nash, Raven, Mike Bennett and Christina Robinson (from Dexter). Mike has performed on stage for various groups including Daydream Theater and Murder on Us, a comedy ensemble. Also an Acting Coach,

Mike has created and developed both C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. and Tao Zen Acting, an integrated approach to acting and life/work skills. Messier's work as Writer/Director/Producer includes the the award winning films Thanksgiving, The Actor, and The Nature of the Flame. Mike recently won a Screenwriting Award for Fight or Play Basketball.

Mike wrote and directed the stage play Orlandis and his Puppets without Strings and the feature length film Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! which has a distinct theatrical feel. Mike's TV show Messier Mantra airs in the Boston and Rhode Island cable outlets and can easily be found on vimeo, with a new outlet on Roku starting January, 2017.

In addition, Mike's Messier Moments are on-location interviews featuring Maria Kanellis (WWE Diva of the year 2009) boxer Vinny Paz (subject matter of Martin Scorsese's Bleed for This), acclaimed stage and film Actor Jonathon Silverman among others. Mike recently worked as the lead writer on the feature horror film Anders Manor, shot in Rhode Island during Halloween season 2016, with a 100K budget from producer Tommy DeNucci of Woodhaven Media and 2 Cousins Productions. Disregard the Vampire - a Mike Messier Documentary, a most recent finished work, has been praised as "Brilliant work here by Messier... a mandatory experience" by critic Andrew Buckner of A Word of Dreams. Mike's website has frequent updates and various works.

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Director Statement

This is just an angry rant but I stand by what I say: You don't need a gym buddy to get off your ass and go to the gym. Made for late night audiences or those warned about profane language.