Many Keys - The Heartbreak Monologue

Heartbreak welcomes her new friends to "this odd reality". A monologue extracted from the novel/feature film screenplay "A Distance from Avalon - When the Dying and the Dead Reunite" by Mike Messier.

  • Michael Clark Messier
    Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!, The Impeccable, Disregard
  • Mike Messier
    The Impeccable, Lenox Lewis - The Untold Story (script consultant) ,Fight or Play Basketball (novel)
  • Mike Messier
    Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! So, You're the Guy?
  • Tim Labonte
    Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!, The Impeccable
  • Jessica Carradero
    Key Cast
  • Tim Labonte
    Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!
  • Tim Labonte
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama, Monologue, Teaser, Trailer, Book Trailer, Proof of Concept, POC, proof-of-concept
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Michael Clark Messier

Mike Messier is a multiple Award-winning producer, screenwriter, Director, TV host, and actor. Mike is also a playwright, Acting Coach, Live Event Host, and guest speaker. He has written several books now available on Amazon including the gothic horror A Distance from Avalon and the young adult sports novel Fight or Play Basketball.

Mike's other books on Amazon include the graphic novel Wrestling with Sanity and Art and War of Directing Student, Low & No Budget Movies: A Primer for creating and participating in independent films, television & web-series.

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, and Eric Roberts and Jason London in Mr. Birthday.

Mike's YouTube Channels include 1 Man and a Camera Films, 1 Artist Mike Messier, and 1 Pro Wrestling and Sports Fan.

Mike founded "Avalonia Festival of Short Films etc". Go to and for more information.

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Director Statement


Many Keys - The Heartbreak Monologue is derived from the larger piece "A Distance from Avalon - when the Dying and the Dead Reunite", which I have written as a screenplay, stage play, and novel.

This 5-minute piece is a character study of the female lead character of Heartbreak and also aims to present the "mood" of the story. It's a short film unto itself while also serving as a proof-of-concept for the full film screenplay as well as a book teaser and stage play teaser.

I'm very happy with the work of both our actress Jessica and our DP/Editor Tim.

Thanks for your consideration!