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Phantom Patriot's Retro Cinema Episode 2 "Assault on Area 51"

Inspired by "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and "Commander USA's Groovie Movies" this web series showcases Real Life Superhero, Phantom Patriot and his alien sidekick, G'Nik. In this episode, PP and G'Nik are joined by fellow RLSH, Argoyle as they battle the Masonic super villain, Illuminus in Area 51. PP also interviews "Heros in the Night" and "Monsters Hunters" author Tea Krulos.

  • Greg Benoit
  • Richard McCaslin
  • Richard McCaslin
  • Richard McCaslin
    Key Cast
  • Tea Krulos
    Key Cast
  • G'NIK
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Action, Comedy, Sci fi
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • High Desert Film Festival
    Pahrump, NV
    May 31, 2016
Director Biography - Greg Benoit

Gregory Wayne Benoit was born at the Naval Air Base in Pensacola, Florida. To Wayne and Theresa Benoit. Eager to see films such as "Jaws"at just five years old. Too young to see "Jaws" Greg's first movie seen in a theater was "Snoopy Come Home". At age six he then moved with his parents and Sister Anne to San Diego, California. Once on a trip to Hollywood to visit Universal Studios with his family Greg took a interest in film making. The film that inspired Greg was the 1977 George Lucas film "Star Wars". Form the age of twelve Greg made films with his fathers super 8 film camera that he had purchased at a garage sale for only two dollars. Greg showed and interest in special effects. He studied his favorite director Steven Spielberg and is a big fan of Industrial Lights and Magic. Greg made numerous short films "Wilderness Survival", "Strange Flesh", "Man at the Window". Greg used friends and family to be in his short films. He would then set up a movie screen and chairs in his garage and charge fifty cent for the neighbors to see the films he had made. Not until college, Greg went on to learn music, acting, and film making. He then moved to Las Vegas with the notion that he would soon go off to London to attend film school,but was not accepted to the college. He then attended the College of Southern Nevada film school after a friend recommended it to him. While in film school Greg made the student film "First Flight","Words of Courage". The film "Words of Courage went on to win a semi-final spot in the Action/Cut Film festival in Hollywood. After film school. Greg is now working as a director and a director of photography on various films and music videos. Greg's Favorite genre is Westerns, witch he plans to make in the near future. Greg has a strong faith in God and incorporates the two. He hopes to make heartfelt lasting films. He has just finished as a director of photography A feature film called "Pitching Hope" and as a director a short called "Chase for the Crown". Greg's favorite Actresses are Dana Delany (China Beach), Marilyn Monroe, and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) who he was on set with for the making of the next Jason Bourne film Starring Matt Damon and Directed by one of Greg's favorite directors Paul Greengrass. Greg is supporting a short film at the High Dersert Film Festival "Long Long Ago" which he was Director of Photography. He also directed a film Phantom Patriot "Attack on Area 51" due out this February. Currently Working on his next feature film a World War 2 drama.

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Director Statement

This film is to date is one of the most challenging in my career as a director an visual effect artist. It was shot in the extreme heat of the Nevada desert and the confines of green screen studio. We explore the adventure of the RLSH Phantom Patriot and his sidekick G'Nik as they rid the world of tyranny in the Phantom Patriot's Retro Cinema's " Assault on Area 51"! Sit back and ENJOY!