Mike Messier is an experienced Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Actor, having worked with Meryl Streep & Elisabeth Shue (in Hope Springs) and Cybill Shepherd, Mario Van Peebles and Wesley Snipes (in Hard Luck).
Mike has lead the acclaimed C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. and Tao Zen Acting one-on-one coaching and workshops for six years and helped several students accomplish their goals and advance their careers. Mike is also an award winning filmmaker, having won a regional Associated Press Award (as Associate Producer for a documentary about Haiti) among other accomplishments. His recent work titled The Nature of the Flame is described as "thought-provoking, imaginative, and hypnotizing" by Video Views.
Mike is currently in production of Disregard the Vampire - a Mike Messier documentary and in development of the subsequent project Distance from Avalon, which Mike describes as a "Vampire Art Film". Mike also seeks funding for the long term projects Chris and the Coffee Girl (comedy with Playboy Cover Girl Maria Kanellis and Pro Wrestler Raven attached) as well as Wrestling with Sanity (psychological drama with Pro Wrestler Raven among others).
More of Mike's work can be found at www.mikemessier.com and www.taozenacting.com
Unique traits: Colorful Tattoos on upper arms...plays bombastic....
Film by Sony Pictures - Mario Van Peebles director Actor - Eugene - opposite Cybill Shepherd as her son
My Love, Michelle Film Fest Best Cinematography - The Nature of the Flame
SENE Honorable Mention Best Local Film - The Actor
Best Editing PEG Award - Mike Messier Show
Regional Associated Press Award - Haiti - Triumph, Sorrow and the Struggle of a People (as Associate Producer)
Best Drama Image Gazer - Wrestling With Sanity Short Film Trilogy
Audience Choice Ruff Cutz Film Festival Short Film - God's Country
Audience Choice Imagine News - God's Country short film
Best Series PEG Award - Mike Messier Show
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
Rhode Island College (Providence, RI)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)
Maine Media Workshops and College (Rockport, Maine)