GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT (TV PILOT) SCREENS AT FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST IN LOUISVILLE, KY ON SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011


 
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GHOST TREK: Paranormal research with an emphasis on bad taste.

From the author of the critically-acclaimed KILL THE MUSIC (book) and creator of SEE THE DEAD (short) comes GHOST TREK, an uncensored comic – horror series based around a paranormal reality show.GHOST TREK follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (PUDS) as they investigate the haunts across the U.S. and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building, and bong hits – all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video.  The pilot episode begins in the show’s second season and introduces the characters in a “teaser” fashion.
Principal photography for GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT was shot in four days in reality-style and POV high definition in Charlotte, NC (Hunger Games, Homeland), and its environs December 10-13, 2010. Additional photography and second unit were shot January – March, 2011.

Gia Allemand, Michael Melendez, and GHOST TREK creator Michael Plumides on the set of THE KINSEY REPORT.

GHOST TREK is lead by Dr. Zeke Wallace (Michael Melendez – Turning Home), a good-looking ex-chiropractor turned paranormal investigator who lives in New York with his girlfriend, Shawna Leibowitz (Gia Allemand – The Bachelor), the show’s producer. And Scary Carrie Carmichael (Christy Johnson – Mortuary), the “Living-Dead Roller-Girl”, pines away as the GHOST TREK case manager as management forbids Carrie face time due to her freakish outward appearance.

The other PUDS investigators are: Barry ‘The Bomb’ Burkowski and Joey ‘Mayhem’ Moscone, affectionately called The Goon Squad – two ex-wrestlers from New Jersey who hung up their tights for a paying gig (Glenn ‘Disco Inferno’ Gilbertti (TNA) and Scott ‘Colt Cabana’ Colton (ROH), the fashion-conscious psychic, Guy Swisher (Brett Gentile – Cold Storage) is comedic genius incarnate,

Michael Melendez, Mikey Bortone, Brett Gentile, Jonny Fairplay, and Colt Cabana on the set of GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT.

– the team’s tech specialists and devoted stoners are Robbie (Michael Bortone – Survivor) and Ray-Ray (Jonny Fairplay – Survivor, The Scorned, TNA),

Kevin Johnson on the set of GHOST TREK as Weasel seen here in the NASCAR HALL OF FAME, where GHOST TREK was the first indie production allowed to use the facility.

Weasel is the kleptomaniac “emo” cameraman (Kevin Johnson – Devil’s Crossing) and the ‘newbie’, Jules Partridge, (Julia Bullock) is the “investigator in training” chosen by the network marketing department.

Disco Inferno, Colt Cabana, Michael Plumides, Jonny Fairplay and Mikey Bortone on the set of GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT.

In the pilot, the PUDS team travels to Aspen, Colorado to investigate a supposed “cursed” house where a young pageant girl, Tyler Rae Kinsey (Addy Miller – The Walking Dead), was choked to death with a jump rope.

Addy Miller (The Walking Dead) as Tyler Rae Kinsey, undead pageant girl in GHOST TREK: The Kinsey Report.

Meanwhile, Shawna is fuming over Zeke’s out–of-control spending, especially now that she suspects he’s cheating on her with a Russian soft-core porn model (Cora Deitz). But Shawna’s forced to sit still for Zeke’s lunar escapades as Harvey Goldman (Michael Plumides) says, “He’s trending.”

Wes Johnson, Co-Directors Robert Filion and Plumides and Weasel (Kevin Johnson).

Director of Photography and Co-Director, Robert W. Filion, has worn a lot of hats. He’s a director, producer, unit production manager, visual effects coordinator, and sound mixer with 17 years of filmmaking experience.

Co-Director Robert Filion as "The Ghost of Grigori Rasputin" on the set of GHOST TREK.

Robert is also the 2009 American Zombie Film Competition winner for his short, See the Dead, judged, moderated, and sponsored by the iconic creator of Night of the Living Dead, George Romero.

Plumides as "Harvey Goldman" on the set of GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT.

Creator, Writer, Producer, and Co-Director Michael Plumides is a celebrated author and writer, making his directorial debut with the GHOST TREK TV pilot.

Plumides and his ole pal Oderus at an Atlanta book signing in 2009.

Going to jail with GWAR’s lead singer Oderus Urungus in September of 1990 gave Plumides some serious street cred after the release of his anti-censorship book, KILL THE MUSIC (2009) describing the rise and fall of the infamous 4808 Club of which Plumides was the owner during the moral hysteria of the PMRC years. After promoting the book for a year and without missing a beat, Plumides turned his attention toward screenwriting.

Kevin Johnson, Julia Bullock, Robert Filion, Gia Allemand, Mikey Bortone, Christy Johnson, and Michael Plumides on the set of GHOST TREK.

Michael conceptualized GHOST TREK in late 2009 after watching marathon episodes of cable paranormal reality shows such as Ghost AdventuresParanormal State, and Ghost Hunters International. Plumides was convinced of an underlying comedic element to each show, begging to be lampooned. Michael began developing the characters of GHOST TREK in early 2010 and completed a feature script in March which is dark, violent, politically incorrect, but very funny. Then using the screenplay as a template, Plumides wrote six television episodes with six more in development. Now that the pilot is completed, GHOST TREK, LLC is shopping the concept.

Combining the camp of Kolchak: the Night Stalker, the dynamics of The X-Files, the social commentary of Clerks, the drama of Entourage, the humor of The Young Ones, and the zany hijinx of Scooby Doo, there’s no question GHOST TREK will be a hit with the Family Guy and/or Ghost Hunters crowd. And with over-the-top offensive, adult oriented shows blossoming like Archer (FX) , GHOST TREK is sure to be a hit.  Also, the GHOST TREK cast members are getting noticed; they’re chanting Colt Cabana’s name on WWE,  Gia Allemand has come back for a second season of ABC’s Bachelor Pad,  and Addy Miller’s episode of The Walking Dead is nominated for an Emmy.

GHOST TREK screens to a sold out crowd at ConCarolinas Sci-Fi Convention in June.

GHOST TREK is intentionally dark and humorous in the same vein as the new hit show Wilfred (FX), or Eastbound and Down in it’s third season (HBO) (Produced by fellow NC natives Jody Hill, David G. Greene, and Danny McBride)  but with a paranormal reality spin.  Early screenings have had positive exit poll reactions in the 18-49 male market share with GHOST TREK’s brand of high-brow meets low-brow humor. Future screenings are to be tentatively held in Charleston, SC (July 30), Columbia, SC, and Athens, GA as well as New York, NY, Austin, TX,  and Los Angeles, CA (TBA).

CFC screening of GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT on Monday, July 11, 2011. (Associate Producer Justin Kates and Executive Producer Anne Saunders at bottom.)

Described by Jason Tracey, writer and producer of USA’s Burn Notice as “promising and well-written,” GHOST TREK combines indie-horror with indie-comedy creating a crossover market appeal by incorporating reality stars and actors, plus masterful special effects make-up (Dean Jones – Deep Space Nine) and graphic design (Justin Kates – Sanguis Vitum Est).  GHOST TREK promises to have the best in creature effects,

as Conor McCullagh (Winner – SyFy’s FACE OFF) is attached as Make Up Special Effects Producer for the GHOST TREK feature/TV show (see “Confederate Ghoul” head by Conor McCullagh below).

Executive Producers are: Bill Walker and Anne Saunders
Music by: Angels on Acid, Isabelle’s Gift, Star Killer, and Hellbliki.
Score by: Hit Music, Inc.
Annoucer: David Temple
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One Response to GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT (TV PILOT) SCREENS AT FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST IN LOUISVILLE, KY ON SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2011

  1. Keith Age says:

    Look forward to seeing you at FrightNight Filmfest!!

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