Entertain the People. Never Surrender.
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 (from MedFF and RIIFF), a coming of age feature film screenplay and a recent award for his prison drama Also Ran (from MedFF).
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 seven awards (for the doc itself, 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.
Semi-Finalist Best Script
To Fight or Play Basketball
Hamilton International Film Festival
Hamilton , New York
Top 5 Finalists
To Fight or Play Basketball
Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Sherman Oaks, CA
Best Social Drama Screenplay
To Fight or Play Basketball
Mediterranean Film Festival
Quarter-finalist: Original TV Drama/ Web-series
To Fight or Play Basketball
CineStory Foundation
First Prize: Spotlight on New England Category
To Fight or Play Basketball
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Best Cinematography - Chris Hunter
The Nature of the Flame
My Love, Michelle Shot Film Festival
San Antonio, Texas
Entertain the People. Never Surrender.