Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Mike Melski studied English and Theatre at the University of King’s College in Halifax. A prolific writer, director and playwright, his works include Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, The Fly Fisher’s Companion, Growing Op and his latest film, Charlie Zone, which won a number of awards at the 2011 Atlantic Film Festival.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being trapped on the phone with any form of customer 'service'
Where would you like to live?
In the moment
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Experiencing life to the fullest, with no regrets
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Naievete in others
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Yossarian, Michael Corleone, Tom Joad, Atticus Finch, Han Solo
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Fletcher Christian, Henry V, My Dad
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Joan of Arc, Belle Starr, My Mom
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Marge Gunderson, Ripley in 'Aliens'
Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh, Tom Tompson
Your favorite musician?
Chopin, Keith Richards
The quality you most admire in a man?
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
A dead-heat between kindness and diligence
Your favorite occupation?
The one I'm occupying
Who would you have liked to be?
A better version of who I am