Mike Messier: Tao Zen Acting

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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 film work as Writer/Director/Producer includes 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 (www.wrestlingwithsanity.com)

Credits & Awards

Imagine Magazine Comedy Festival and Rough Cutz Audience Choice for God’s Country. Image Gazer Best Drama for God’s Country. My Love; Michelle Film Festival Best Cinematography for The Nature of the Flame. EENE Festival Honorable Mention Best Regional film for The Actor. PEG Rhode Island Best Series and Best Editing in for The Mike Messier Show. Writing Team Award for Best Writing of a Web-series for LA Web Fest for Seth Chitwood’s In the Bedroom – Web Series. Regional Associated Press Award as Associate Editor/ Associate Producer for Haiti: Triumph; Struggle and the Sorrow of a People.


Acting coach and teacher since 2009. Host of Messier Mantra and Short Film Showcase; shows that feature New England Actors and Winner of eight awards in film & TV; including a Regional Associated Press Award as an Associate Producer on the documentary 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.

Years in Business: 10-20 years

Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mike Messier Acting Coach
North Kingstown RI 2852
Email: mikemessiershow@gmail.com & mikemessiermoviemaker@gmail.com
Website: http://taozenacting.com/
  • Mike Messier: Tao Zen Acting