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Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!

a troubled artist named Sid reflects on the mistakes he's made with love and career. He creates three enigmas, Ace, Blood, and Sugar, who represent those mistakes in relationships; to himself, to women and to what could have been. Sid must ask himself "Are the creations more than their creator?"

  • Mike Messier
    Director
    Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary, Thanksgiving, The Nature of the Flame
  • Mike Messier
    Writer
    To Fight or Play Basketball, The Manor (lead writer) , This Cold, Still Place
  • Mike Messier
    Producer
    Thanksgiving, The Nature of the Flame, Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary
  • Tim Labonte
    Producer
    Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary, Magicland , CLUE: The VHS Game Documentary
  • Lawrence O' Leary
    Key Cast
    “Sid! ”
  • Stacey Forbes
    Key Cast
    “Sugar! ”
    Bleed for This
  • Adam Buxbaum
    Key Cast
    “Ace!”
  • Jami Tennille
    Key Cast
    “Blood!”
    Manchester by the Sea
  • Tim Labonte
    Editor
    Wrestling With Sanity - Short Film Trilogy, Magicland, Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary
  • Tim Labonte
    DP
    Magicland, Wrestling With Sanity - Short Film Trilogy, Nice Guy Syndrome , Skittel
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Arthouse, Art-House
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mike Messier

Mike Messier is a 25 Award-winning Screenwriter, Director , TV host and Actor . Mike is also an experienced playwright, Acting Coach and Pro Wrestling’s “Angry Wrestling Fan” 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.

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 two screenwriting awards for To Fight or Play Basketball, a coming of age feature film screenplay. Mike has won back to back awards for his short films Thanksgiving and Breakfast with Kurt from The Nassau Film Festival held at The Princeton Garden Theater in New Jersey.

Recent work includes a lead writer position on the screenplay for the soon-to-be released horror film The Manor(aka Anders Manor) starring Christina Robinson (Dexter), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) also starring Mike himself as 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 and was released by LionsGate in May, 2018.

Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary won eight awards (three for the doc itself and additional 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. The Distance from Avalon story has also lead to Avalonia Festival

In 2017 and 2018, Mike reconnected with the world of theater with the Boston-based Play in a Day Festival 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?, the former two currently being sent to festivals and the latter in post-production.

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 Actress Naira Zakaryan and Film Producer David Gere.

mikemessier.com aims to bring this fine gent’s mind to the masses. So Enjoy and Share at will!

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Director Statement

We recently re-edited and remastered this film for 2019 Festival submissions after our initial edit in 2012. We have added footage and a visual structure to enhance our film, which added about 5 minutes more to the run-time.