Experiencing Interruptions?


A young man brings home his girlfriend to his domineering father to discover a shocking family secret.

  • Mike Messier
    The Nature of the Flame, Distance from Avalon teaser
  • Mike Messier
    The Nature of the Flame, Distance from Avalon teaser
  • Nick Gifford
  • MIke Messier
    The Nature of the Flame, Distance from Avalon teaser
  • Nick Gifford
    Key Cast
  • LaNecia Edmonds
    Key Cast
    Marriage Is Bliss episode from In the Bedroom webseries
  • Robert Ellis Smith
    Key Cast
  • Chris Hunter
    DP & Editor
    The Nature of the Flame
  • James Russell DeMello
    1st AC & Key Grip
    Hail! Hail!
  • Jarod Chelo / Chelo's Hometown Bar & Grille
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Holiday, Dark Comedy, Family, Multi-Cultural
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mike Messier

Mike Messier http://www.mikemessier.com/ has won ten awards in film and local television. As an Actor, Messier has a principle role in the USA Network film Hard Luck, playing the son of a character played by Cybill Shepherd (Taxi Driver, The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting). Messier also shares a scene with Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue in the theatrical release Hope Springs. Messier is also an experienced Acting Coach of C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. and Tao Zen Acting http://taozenacting.com/ having worked with students from age nine to seventy-three. Messier's work as Writer/Director includes the the award winning shorts The Actor, The Nature of the Flame,the feature film Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! and The Wrestling With Sanity Short Film Trilogy.

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Director Statement

Thanksgiving is a provocative look at a family under crisis and at a crossroads. We hope you enjoy our short film! - MIKE MESSIER