Dalmatian - 1 minute

A divorced couple reunite at the coffee house where they initially met and find fault with each other. Stand-alone piece and also an excerpt from the full 36 minute length version of the same name.

  • Mike Messier
    Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary, The Nature of the Flame, Thanksgiving
  • Mike Messier
    To FIght or Play Basketball, Distance from Avalon, The Manor (co-writer)
  • Ashley Shea
    Key Cast
    The Impeccable
  • Jack Shea
    Key Cast
    “Doug ”
  • Anthony Sorrentino
    1 Minute Editor
    My Sitdown with Sandman
  • Mike Messier
  • Film Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    60 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mike Messier

Mike Messier has won 24 Awards as a Screenwriter, Director, and Producer and is also a playwright and Acting Coach.

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 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 (alternately titled 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 was released by LionsGate in May, 2018.

Disregard the Vampire: A Mike Messier Documentary is currently being sent to festivals, having already 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.

In 2017, Mike reconnected with the world of theater with the Boston-based ‘Play in a Day Festival’as a contributing Writer/Director/Host with follow up work in the same areas with BarStool Stories guerrilla theater out of Boston.

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.

Mike recently was a guest on Vince Russo's Pro Wrestling podcast which has lead to Mike's own Wrestling podcast's " #whathavetheydonetooursport?" and "Generating Heat" which can be found on youtube and many podcast outlets. Mike's own youtube channel "Mike Messier" and mikemessier.com are the easiest way to see more of Mike's work and contact him.

mikemessier.com aims to bring this fine gent’s mind to the masses.

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