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North Carolina native, Michael G. Plumides, Jr., is a writer, author, director and producer. 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, Social Distortion, 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, recently making the list at #3 with David Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) on VH-1's "7 Musicians who have been Arrested for Obscenity". 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, Jack White, Clutch, and Wolfmother, but also interviewed legends such as Jeff Bridges.
Michael has been a Creative Consultant for Morgan Creek Productions and works closely with President, David Robinson, who was introduced 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 in 2012. Plumides still hopes to make the Ghost Trek feature film, along with his other projects.
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 was an instant hit among genre folks, 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 also working diligently to bring the Nightbreed series to television.
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 and TV with actors such as Michael Rooker and Richard Dreyfuss.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Publicist