Michael G. Plumides, Jr., is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. His interest in filmmaking began as a young boy when his father, Michael Plumides, Esq. produced the "sexploitation" cult classic, Night of the Cat in 1973, shot entirely on location in his home town. But Plumides' entertainment career began in music: first as a college radio deejay at the award-winning radio station, WUSC where he was Promotions Director, interviewing the likes of Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. Plumides then went into concert promotion at the 4808 Club where he hosted legendary rock acts such as Danzig, Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, Bad Brains, Soundgarden, and Corrosion of Conformity.
The club was closed by authorities after the infamous "GWAR Obscenity Bust" of 1990 which was covered by MTV, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Associated Press, establishing Plumides as a sort of folk hero, fighting for the cause against censorship. Afterward, Plumides promoted concerts in five states, also managing and booking bands throughout the Southeast in the early 90's. He graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1996.
But Plumides yearned to become a serious writer. In 2009, he wrote Kill the Music, a memoir describing his experiences in college radio and concert promotion during the moral hysteria of the late eighties at the pinnacle of the Parent Music Resource Center. Kill the Music received rave reviews through the Southeast and Plumides was voted "Best Writer of 2010" by Charlotte Magazine. Plumides also writes for the lauded Blurt Magazine, covering events in the Southeast, also interviewing such folks as icon Jeff Bridges (for the Democratic National Convention), also covering events like Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees and Music Midtown in Atlanta. He has reviewed performances by The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Weezer, Elvis Costello, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Slayer, Social Distortion, Jack White, Clutch, and Wolfmother and interviewed legends like Jeff Bridges and Lemmy Kilmister.
Michael was introduced to Morgan Creek President, David Robinson, by Mark Bryan, guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish in 2010. Plumides was seeking a possible film deal for his book and inadvertently became a consultant on pop culture, more specifically, the horror genre, for the indie giant. By 2011, Plumides had produced a project that he created, wrote, and co-directed: A TV pilot entitled, Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report, which won of "Best Comedy" at Fright Night Film Fest and an Addy Award in 2011, and "Viewer's Choice" at Mad Monster Party horror convention and released in webisodes on Dread Central in 2012. Plumides completed an all-new episode in 2013 entitled, Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown (and Panel show) now available on Indieflix, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Plumides was the only director to work with the late Gia Allemand outside of reality television. Gia, the Bachelor and Bachelor Pad star who died of a tragic suicide August 14, 2013, makes her final appearance in Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown. Plumides worked closely with Gia, playing "Harvey Goldman" opposite Allemand as her boss, and had planned for her to return in the role of "Shawna Leibowitz" for the feature film. He has written the feature film and plans to have Ghost Trek: Confederate Ghouls in production by late 2015.
Plumides spearheaded the distribution agreement for the #1 selling blu ray in "Horror" on Amazon, Clive Barker's Nightbreed: Director's Cut - the coveted, fully-restored feature film. Nightbreed: Director's Cut is ranked in the Top 5000 on IMDB, distributed by Shout!Factory, a favorite on Netflix and iTunes. The film won a 2015 Saturn Award for "Best Limited Edition" DVD - Plumides and Producer Mark Miller were on hand to receive the award on June 25th.
Plumides is now creating a comic he hopes to develop into a series entitled, Nocturnity, with London artist Amrit Birdi (Username: Evie). Birdi was recognized for his artwork of Jessica Jones, a new Marvel series on Netflix, and was invited to Paris in early November.
Michael G. Plumides, Jr. is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor Degree in Government and International Studies. He holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. Plumides is also an actor and has appeared in films with Michael Rooker, and George Clooney.
Name: Michael Plumides
Lives in: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report
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2015 Saturn Award for "Best Limited Edition Bluray" Nightbreed: Director's Cut
2011 Corman Award for "Best Comedy 2011" at Fright Night Film Fest for GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT
John Marshall Law School-Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
University of South Carolina-Columbia (Columbia, SC)