A suspenseful LGBT thriller web series centered around a murder mystery. Secrets prove to be deadly. How well do you know your friends?
If Pretty Little Liars and I Know What You Did Last Summer had a love child, it would be CATALYST Series. An LGBT suspenseful thriller centered around a murder mystery. When a group of friends decide to venture out into the woods to shoot a horror film, one of them ends up dead. But its not long before we learn the victims death was no accident. How well do you know your friends!? Murder knocks out the competition in this high tension drama.
Populated with distinct and dynamic characters, CATALYST Series comes from an award-winning team of actors and filmmakers who have been inspired by the horror thriller genre.
An aspiring filmmaker and social outcast, Max Montgomery (Terrence Edmonds), gains popularity when creating his entry film for college. But when a horrible freak accident on set claims the life of Queen Bee Julie Bordner (Monique Marie Gelineau), Max and his friends quickly realize their friend's death was no accident. Out of fear they decide to pretend it never happened. But secrets have a way of getting out. Now someone is taking on the persona of Max’s fictional Ventriloquist killer to make them pay for their sins. Could it be Madison Sinclair (Bianca Magick), the girl who takes Julie’s place in the social hierarchy? Bradley Roster (Zach Gillette), the emotionally unattached boyfriend? Or possibly famous actor Austin Gideon (Vince Hill-Bedford), Max’s secret gay lover? Max must solve the mystery of who is to blame before he’s set up to take the fall. How well do you know your friends?
WHERE WE’RE AT:
The pilot has been shot, so you can see what we’re capable of as filmmakers and get a sneak peek of the series potential.
In one dark and cold night at Angeles National Forest we shot the first episode of the series and came out with some killer footage (if you’ll pardon the pun). The thing is: WE NEED YOUR HELP to finish filming and package this into the kind of web series we can be proud of—and you can be proud to have supported.
WHERE YOUR SUPPORT WILL GO!
We’ve bought the tux and set the date: filming will enter its second phase come August, 2015—if we can get the support we need. We’ve set our goal at US$7,000, which will cover the filming costs for the remaining 12 episodes of the season.
It’s a lot, we know. But, for example, just 10 supporters donating $10 each gets us an extra day of sound equipment… so we’re grateful for each and every pledge. It all adds up!
After all, this is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign. If we don’t reach our goal? We get nothing, and can't share our work with you.
MEET THE CAST:
Actor/Writer/Director Terrence Edmonds is the leading man of CATALYST Series. Playing Max Montgomery, an aspiring filmmaker and social outcast, who’s college entry film gets him noticed by the most popular girl in school. But someone quickly turns his fictional character against him, spills his secrets, and tries to frame him for murder. Will he be able to solve this mystery before he takes the fall? And will he have the strength to outwit the killer he created?
Terrence Edmonds is a strong believer of manifesting your own destiny, as you are the creator of your own reality, he continues to make his dreams come true. Working on major network shows like CW’s remake of 90210 as Gavin and TNT’s Major Crimes as latino gangster Juan Carlos Diaz. Look for him this year in MTV's AWKWARD, Tove Lo's music video, and indie film Gentlemen's Fury.
Madison Sinclair is one of the popular girls and also Julie’s best friend. Although she is oddly insensitive to Julie’s death and quickly takes the throne of Queen Bee. This attention starved sidekick turned “IT GIRL” clearly has the motive. Did she cause her friend’s death? Or will she be a key component in solving this murder mystery?
Actress & Singer Songwriter Bianca Magick attended the prestigious Scottsdale Conservatory Theater program and has landed roles on Disney XD’s Pair of Kings and various web series.
Vince will be playing famous actor AUSTIN GIDEON! Hollywood’s heart throb who has a few secrets of his own. He falls in love with Max Montgomery but due to his obsession with his career and public IMAGE, their relationship must remain a secret. Is he one of the good guys? Or will he stop at nothing to make sure his secrets stay hidden?
Twenty-one year old actor & model Vince Hill-Bedford is from West Des Moines, Iowa. He attended IMTA in New York, where he WON Runner Up Model of the Year and placed in the top 5 for acting!
Albuquerquean by birth, Seattleite at heart and relative babe to Los Angeles, Ian has spent the better portion of his formative years performing in the theatre, having only recently made the crossover into film. College tuition went toward programs in history and politics at the University of Washington and University of Bath, respectively. Recent film and theatre credits include Miranda July’s Somebody, James Franco’s Killing Animals, and Jim Beaver’s Verdigris. Ian is excellent at the pogo stick, enjoys classic cinema and is polishing up his second screenplay.
Max’s quick thinking sassy best friend. Sasha is an outcast in school and her bitterness can be considered unfriendly at times. Will she be able to help solve this murder mystery? Or will she just become another victim?
Charlotte Williams has been in several theatrical, film, and commercial productions. This Young Arts Presidential Scholar nominee is also the 2010 Young Arts Silver award recipient and an Irene Ryan Finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Charlotte has received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting at Cal State Fullerton and recently performed at the Long Beach Playhouse in their production of Arms and the Man, as well as with The Torrance Theatre Company and their production of The Curious Savage.
Monique Marie Gelineau
MONIQUE MARIE GELINEAU has been cast as JULIE BORDNER, the drop dead gorgeous popular girl! Every school has one, but this manipulative queen bee befriends social outcast Max Montgomery to persuade him into giving her the lead role in his student film.
This was an easy casting as Monique has the looks to die for! Monique Marie Gelineau is an actor born and raised in Hollywood, California. She earned her BFA degree in Acting in 2013, and since then has been in many independent features, shorts, web series', and commercials. In addition to her acting career, Monique also works as a LA City lifeguard and Special Olympics swim team coach for the Greater Los Angeles area. Actress Monique Marie Gelineau is best known for Crown Plaza Family Reunion (2013), Go North (2014) and Beyond (2015
Zach will be playing our all american jock, BRADLEY ROSTER, who got accepted into UCLA on a golf scholarship. This alpha male of the popular crowd is also Julie’s unemotionally attached boyfriend. Could he possibly be the reason for her murder? Or will his aggressive tendencies only cause trouble?
Actor Zach Gillette was born and raised in Boston and has the accent to prove it. He moved to LA about a year and a half ago to pursue a career in acting, and loves living in Southern California, although its tough being away from the family.
Being best friends with the queen bee has its perks, but when their group loses the leader of the pack.. will Emily have the strength to keep a secret? Or will she take matters into her own hands to set the record straight!?
Actress Molly McIntyre (Ditch Party, Halloween Hell) attended IMTA 2013. Molly placed top 3 in all of her competitions, won the monologue competition, and was awarded 1st Runner Up for Young Adult Actor of the Year!
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Risks and challenges
Making a low-budget independent project definitely presents its challenges. However, we've already made great headways into the production of the project and have already shot the pilot to show you what we are capable of.
We're doing everything we can to mitigate any risks or delays in the completion of the film. We're dedicated to make sure we see this project become a reality with your help.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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