Mike Heslin is a director, writer, producer, and actor whose work has appeared on screens and stages across the country. He is the creator, writer, director and performs in the new series The Influencers - a scripted mockumentary which follows six social media "stars" vying for a dream brand deal, now streaming on Prime Video (official trailer here). His comedy pilot Now Boarding was also a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival.
Mike was recently named Best First Time Director for his horror short film Happy Halloween, which was the recipient of five awards at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival including Best Horror and Best Trailer and was an official selection at five other festivals including the LA International Horror Film Festival, Horror Film Awards, The Bridgeport Film Fest and the Ethereal Horror Fest.
A California native who made his way to the East Coast to earn a BFA with an emphasis in Directing from the Boston Conservatory, Mike can be seen in the film I Dream Too Much (SXSW/Attic Light Films - EP Richard Linklater), on TVLand's Younger, and in Lifetime's I love You But I Lied. On stage, Mike has appeared in the national tour of the Tony Award-Winning play War Horse, as well as in Mamma Mia and Diane Paulus's The Donkey Show at A.R.T.
He is also known for playing the smooth talking Rupert in Boy•Friends, a new digital comedy based on the popular and acclaimed web series My Gay Roommate, which Heslin also co-produced.
Mike is the proud Co-Founder of Well-Versed Entertainment, a full-service production house, overseeing everything from initial concept and development through production and post-production.
UPCOMING: Mike can be seen in the upcoming Paramount+ action drama Lioness and as Jonathan in Ninth House Films' A Christmas Traditions Engagement.