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.
  • Writer (44 Credits)
    2 Pager - Fight or Play Basketball (long synopsis/short treatment)
    Treatment
    A Donkey for John
    Screenplay
    a Sumo Wrestler from Memphis
    Treatment, Other
    Also Ran
    Screenplay
    As An Actor
    Screenplay, Short Script, Stage Play, Television Script
    Bad Girls with Good Tattoos
    Screenplay
    Chris and the Coffee Girl
    Screenplay
    COFFEE HOUSE - A Romance
    Screenplay, Short Script, Stage Play
    Distance from Avalon (feature screenplay)
    Screenplay
    Distance from Avalon (Project CRE8)
    Screenplay
    Distance from Avalon (stage script)
    Stage Play
    Divine Battle
    Screenplay
    Edgar Who Would Be Cryptor
    Screenplay, Short Script, Stage Play
    Fight or Play Basketball treatment (Script Pipeline Great Movie Idea Contest)
    Treatment
    Good Friends
    Screenplay, Short Script
    JOE AND (stage play)
    Short Script, Stage Play
    Margins
    Stage Play
    Old Chap (five page screenplay)
    Short Script
    Sanctity: Village in Crisis (Proof of Concept script)
    Screenplay, Short Script, Television Script, Treatment, Other
    Sex with the Ex
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Shrill
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Skeet McGee and the Dungeon of Doom
    Screenplay, Short Script
    The Last Fiero - proposal & treatment
    Treatment
    The New Cat - Short Synopsis
    Treatment
    This Cold, Still Place
    Screenplay, Short Script
    To Fight or Play Basketball
    Screenplay
    Breakfast with Kurt 2018
    Short
    Dalmatian 2018
    Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Dalmatian - 1 minute 2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications - A Mike Messier Conspiracy (doc, series pilot)2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    Mike Messier's Next Film2018
    Short
    Tattoo Talk: message to the youth 2018
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
    Disregard the Vampire - a Mike Messier Documentary 2017
    Documentary, Short
    Schtickman Episode # 3 Drug Addicts2017
    Animation
    Gym Buddy 2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    Messier Mantra 2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Television
    Preview of Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary 2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    Schtick Man 2016
    Animation
    The Darkside2016
    Experimental, Short
    You are the Flock2016
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Distance from Avalon teaser 2015
    Short, Other
    Hail! Hail! (Rock 'n' Roll)2015
    Short
    Thanksgiving 2015
    Short
    The Nature of the Flame2014
    Short
  • Director (24 Credits)
    Dalmatian 2018
    Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Dalmatian - 1 minute 2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    Good morning 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications - A Mike Messier Conspiracy (doc, series pilot)2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    It's a Shell Game. We're being manipulated. 2018
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    It's Good to be Hated 2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Messiervation 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Mike Messier Acting Reel2018
    Short, Other
    Mike Messier's Next Film2018
    Short
    Tattoo Talk: message to the youth 2018
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
    TRAILER: If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    Disregard the Vampire - a Mike Messier Documentary 2017
    Documentary, Short
    Schtickman Episode # 3 Drug Addicts2017
    Animation
    Gym Buddy 2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    Messier Mantra 2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Television
    my sitdown with Sandman2016
    Experimental, Short
    Pilot - Messier Mantra - Guest: Scorpio2016
    Television
    Preview of Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary 2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    Schtick Man 2016
    Animation
    The Darkside2016
    Experimental, Short
    You are the Flock2016
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Distance from Avalon teaser 2015
    Short, Other
    Thanksgiving 2015
    Short
    The Nature of the Flame2014
    Short
  • Producer (22 Credits)
    Breakfast with Kurt 2018
    Short
    Dalmatian 2018
    Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Dalmatian - 1 minute 2018
    Short, Web / New Media
    Good morning 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications - A Mike Messier Conspiracy (doc, series pilot)2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    Messiervation 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Mike Messier's Next Film2018
    Short
    Tattoo Talk: message to the youth 2018
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
    TRAILER: If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    Disregard the Vampire - a Mike Messier Documentary 2017
    Documentary, Short
    Schtickman Episode # 3 Drug Addicts2017
    Animation
    Gym Buddy 2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    Messier Mantra 2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Television
    Pilot - Messier Mantra - Guest: Scorpio2016
    Television
    Preview of Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary 2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    Schtick Man 2016
    Animation
    The Darkside2016
    Experimental, Short
    You are the Flock2016
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Distance from Avalon teaser 2015
    Short, Other
    Hail! Hail! (Rock 'n' Roll)2015
    Short
    Thanksgiving 2015
    Short
    The Nature of the Flame2014
    Short
  • Acting (15 Credits)
    Breakfast with Kurt 2018
    Short
    Good morning 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications - A Mike Messier Conspiracy (doc, series pilot)2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    It's Good to be Hated 2018
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Messiervation 2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Mike Messier's Next Film2018
    Short
    Tattoo Talk: message to the youth 2018
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
    TRAILER: If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications2018
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
    Schtickman Episode # 3 Drug Addicts2017
    Animation
    Gym Buddy 2016
    Short, Web / New Media
    Messier Mantra 2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Television
    my sitdown with Sandman2016
    Experimental, Short
    Preview of Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary 2016
    Documentary, Short, Other
    The Darkside2016
    Experimental, Short
    You are the Flock2016
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Art (1 Credit)
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
  • Producer / Director / Writer of project (1 Credit)
  • Film's Producer/Writer/Director (1 Credit)
    Poster - Disregard the Vampire - A Mike Messier Documentary2016
  • Photographer (1 Credit)
    Dalmatian movie promo/poster2017
  • Poster Design (1 Credit)
    POSTER - If Donald Trump can get elected President, I can get off my medications - A Mike Messier Conspiracy
Semi-Finalist Best Script
To Fight or Play Basketball
Hamilton International Film Festival
Hamilton , New York
2017
Top 5 Finalists
To Fight or Play Basketball
Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Sherman Oaks, CA
2017
Best Social Drama Screenplay
To Fight or Play Basketball
Mediterranean Film Festival
Italy
2016
Quarter-finalist: Original TV Drama/ Web-series
To Fight or Play Basketball
CineStory Foundation
LA, CA
2016
First Prize: Spotlight on New England Category
To Fight or Play Basketball
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
2016
Best Cinematography - Chris Hunter
The Nature of the Flame
My Love, Michelle Shot Film Festival
San Antonio, Texas
Gender
Male
Entertain the People. Never Surrender.