Son Of Ghostman Drops Online
Montrose, CA 01/14/2014 Boonbam Productions is proud to announce the release of their first feature length film entitled “Son Of Ghostman” written and directed by first time film maker Kurt Edward Larson, and produced by Gabriel Guyer.
“Son of Ghostman” is a romantic comedy which finds Denny McNamara (played by Devin Ordoyne) an unemployed, recently dumped man in his early thirties who decides to moonlight as the ‘son’ of his childhood hero, a bygone local horror host by the name of Ghostman. When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival and figure out where his life is headed, all while keeping his identity secret from a new woman in town he’s fallen for.
The movie features an ensemble of fresh faces including Devin Ordoyne, Angela Gulner, Marlon Correa, Matthew Boehm, Daniel McCann, and writer director Kurt Larson as the sinister Count Dracool.
“Son of Ghostman” was shot on location in Montrose, CA. Principal photography began June 1, 2012 the day after Larson and his wife Nicole returned from their honeymoon. The newlyweds living room was turned into the set for “Son of Ghostman”, where the majority of the film was shot over 25 days. Larsons new bride was supportive of the film making endeavor stating, "Certainly it was bizarre waking up and walking through the Son of Ghostman's actual horror host set in the morning, I became really skilled at dodging candelabras and bats. Eventually it became normal and really, was an amazing experience. I'd never think twice about it again."
Larson took a year to finish post production learning all the steps of editing and color correcting along the way. In the meantime Guyer reworked and polished the sound. Larson said of the film making process, “We did every single facet of the film on our own, totally guerilla style. We basically committed to making the film, no matter the obstacles in our way. As we often say, we were two determined idiots running around town with a camera.”
Once the film was completed, the film makers reached out to several acclaimed horror host looking for their seal of approval. Larson has a great admiration for the genre, “As a storyteller, I was inspired by the fact that these little-known guys, these horror hosts, found a way to make people smile despite little fame or financial gain. they did it to entertain, because it was fun to do, and different than the norm. I thought film should be like that, so i wanted to pay homage to not just them, but to their strange path of life and the good it represents. I just think they’re so awesome.”
The movie has received some high praise from modern day horror hosts including, Larry Underwood who portrays Dr. Gangrene on Nashville's long running Creature Feature and Dr. Gangrene Presents. Underwood said of the movie, "Son of Ghostman is a terrific film that is a loving tribute to horror hosts from the golden age of television. The film is really well made and is a nice introduction to the genre for folks unfamiliar with it. I really dug it."
“Son Of Ghostman” is currently available to rent or own at Vimeo, or on dvd at the Son Of Ghostman website. To learn more about the movie and watch the trailer please visit, www.sonofghostman.com
Kurt Edward Larson is a graduate of Bradley University and two time Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist for screenwriting. He has appeared on the big screen in The Terminal and Jarhead as well as television episodes of ER, JAG, and Harry’s Law. His daily musings can be found at kurtedwardlarson.com including the new weekly podcast Stay Cool, Geek.
Gabriel Guyer is a musician and bassist for the rock band The Elizabeth Kill. To hear his work please visit gabrielguyer.com