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Creative Screenwriter and Consultant

SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Creative screenwriter! Dynamic film, TV and stage scripts and treatments at affordable rates with quick turnaround.

 

Mike's message: I will bring your screenplay/stage-play/treatment idea, outline or concept to the written page in a professionally formatted script (or treatment) suitable for marketing and/or production. I will work with you to create a dynamic screenplay which adheres to and respects your vision. For those story ideas which need my full creative input, I will outline, develop and deliver powerful plot, character, dialogue, action, and conflict elements suitable for the genre of the assignment. Thank you! - MM

 

BIO: Writer/Director Mike Messier has won eight awards in film and television, including a Regional Associated Press Award (plus a Regional Emmy Award Nomination) as an Associate Producer on the documentary Haiti: Triumph, Struggle and the Sorrow of a People.

 

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 (The Last Picture Showg) and sharing a fight scene with Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) and Wesley Snipes (Blade). Messier also shares a scene with Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue in the theatrical release Hope Springs.

 

Messier also is an experienced Acting Coach of C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. and Tao Zen Acting, having worked with students from age nine to seventy-three. 

Messier's work as Writer/Director includes the award winning shorts The Actor and The Nature of the Flame. Messier also hosts and produces The Messier Mantra, an interview program which can be found on vimeo.

 

 

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Mike's film The Nature of the Flame recently won Best Cinematography in the My Love, Michelle film festival out of San Antonio, Texas. Mike wrote, directed and co-produced the short film which is a Zen study about the nature of dreams. 

 

The Actor, a short film which Mike wrote, co-directed, and co-produced won Honorable Mention for Regional Film at the 2014 SENE Awards out of Providence, Rhode Island. The film stars David Graziano as a man who works out a lifetime of personal issues with The Coach, a character based on Messier himself, as played by Diane Porter.

 

Mike and his fellow writers on the writing team for  In the Bedroom - The Webseries were recently awarded Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series at the LA Webseries Fesitval 2015

 

Mike Messier - Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Writer/Director Mike Messier is available as a writer for hire for screenplay, treatment, logline, synopsis and any other creative writing assignments in the worlds of screenwriting, stage play writing and television writing.  Messier has won eight awards in film and television, including a Regional Associated Press Award and a Regional Emmy Award Nomination as an Associate Producer and Copy Editor on the documentary Haiti: Triumph, Struggle and the Sorrow of a People.

 

As an Actor, Mike 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 also is an experienced Acting Coach of C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. and Tao Zen Acting (taozenacting.com), having worked with students from age nine to seventy-three. 

 

Messier's  work as Writer/Director includes the award winning shorts The Actor and The Nature of the Flame, as well as the feature film Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!

 Awards

 

* Associated Press Award - Regional Award as Associate Producer & Copy Editor for Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow and the Struggle of a People

* Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series  for In the Bedroom - the Web-series at the LA Webseries Fesitval 2015 - as part of the writing team

* Best Series - Mike Messier Show, Rhode Island PEG Awards

* Best Editing - Mike Messier Show, Rhode Island PEG Awards, Tim Labonte as DP

* Best Cinematography for The Nature of the Flame, as Writer/Director/Co-Producer, Chris Hunter as DP

* Imagine News Audience Choice Award  - God's Country, Mike as Screenwriter/Directo/Co-Producer

* Ruff Cutz Festival Audience Choice Award - God's Country, Mike as Screenwriter/Director/Co-Producer

* Image Gazer Best Drama - Wrestling With Sanity Trilogy, Mike as Screenwriter/Director/Co-Producer

* Best Regional Film Honorable Mention for The Actor, SENE Festival, Mike as Screenwriter/Co-Director

* Emmy - Regional Nomination as Associate Producer & Copy Editor for Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow and the Struggle of a People

 

Related Experience 

 

* Workshop leader of Tao Zen Acting and C.O.R.E. A.C.T.I.N.G. private coaching and group workshops

* new business liason for Woodhaven Production Co. - Industrial & Commercial Video/ Narrative Film Development & Production

* Course manager for Tom Kane Film Production Workshop

* Promoter of Jim Jermanok Film Workshop

* SAG-AFTRA Actor (note: this is the Actor's union and does not affect or influence screenwriting rates or WGA status) 

* earned SAG status through a principle role in the USA Network film Hard Luck. Scenes opposite Cybill Shepherd (as her son), Wesley Snipes, and the film's Director Mario Van Peebles. 

* film judge for Miami Independent Film Festival 

 * Comedic scene with Meryl Streep and Elisabeth Shue in the theatrical release Hope Springs. Shue's bartender charater makes fun of Mike in the bar scene to the enjoyment of Ms. Streep's character.