Mr. Messina is also the casting director on the MGM/VUDU series Mr. Mom and the upcoming Snapchat series Total Badass Wrestling produced by Scott Aukerman. He cast the Netflix special Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentines Day Special, the Viceland series What Would Diplo Do? starring James Van Der Beek, the audience network series Hit The Road starring Jason Alexander, seasons three and four of the Seeso/Comedy Bang! Bang! series Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, the STARZ! series Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart, the Netflix documentary They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead directed by Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville and the independent movie After The Reality starring Matthew Morrison and Sarah Chalke.
Mr. Messina served as the associate casting director for the Sony feature Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle staring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, the Universal feature Blockers, the New Line Cinema feature Keanu starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Tiffany Haddish; the Disney feature Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, CBS films' Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life, the FOX series The Grinder starring Robe Lowe and Fred Savage, the EPIX series Perpetual Grace, LTD starring Ben Kingsley; the Hulu limited series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney, the Netflix Series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, season three of the EPIX series Get Shorty and three seasons of the hit Comedy Central series, Workaholics starring Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson.
While in New York, Mr. Messina assisted on several Broadway shows, including Nine to Five, Wicked, Cry Baby, and Legally Blonde with the renowned casting director, Bernie Telsey. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a bachelor of arts in theatre arts/film with a minor in business, and is also an Orange County School of the Arts alumnus.