By Andrew Buckner
The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Summer 2020 Short Film Festival continues with films 11 and 12 in the 14-part series: “Disregard the Vampire” (2016) and “The Impeccable” (2019). Both of these masterful and thought-provoking endeavors were directed by Mike Messier.
As promised, the online festival continues with:
Film 11: “Disregard the Vampire”
A behind the scenes glimpse into what occurred during the recording of Mike Messier’s feature Distance From Avalon.
Reviews for the Documentary:
One Film Fan Review:
Mike Messier Web page/ Further Film Award Information:
Runtime: 39 min. 58 sec.
*Please note: You can find out about Messier in the “Writer/ Director Mike Messier Bio” section of “The Impeccable”. It is located at the bottom of this page.
*Cast and crew information can be found on the poster for the film above.
Film 12: “The Impeccable”
Rhode Island aristocrat Clarrisse, a sexy widow, is excited to introduce her younger stud boyfriend Henry to her visiting niece, Denise. Family secrets rise to the surface, threatening to divide the women permanently. Fearing for his own future, Henry makes a stirring speech in an attempt to bring them all back together.
Writer/Director Mike Messier Bio:
Mike Messier is a 34 Award winning Screenwriter, Director, TV host and producer. As a feature film actor, Mike has scenes with Meryl Streep & Elisabeth Shue in Hope Springs and Wesley Snipes & Cybill Shepherd (as her son) in Hard Luck, among others. The Messier Mantra TV show features Mike as an interviewer and host Mike’s previous short film “The Nature of the Flame” premiered at RIIFF in 2015. To see many of these works, please visit http://www.mikemessier.com
Runtime: 22 min. 32 sec.
*The films included herein are used with the kind permission of the director himself.