Play Dead Trailer coming next week! Sneak preview this Sunday!

April 30, 2010 by  
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That’s right, the Play Dead trailer will go online next week in conjunction with the release of Ryan Brown’s book ‘Play Dead’ on May 4th! Before that, this Sunday, May 2nd, Backseat Conceptions is hosting a sneak preview of ‘Play Dead’ at PYT Philly! We’ll be showing both the mainstream and “Redband” cuts of the Play Dead trailer!

It all goes down around 9:30pm at PYT Bar and Restaurant in the Piazza at Schmidts, (1050 N Hancock St, Philadelphia PA 19123) in Northern Liberties.

The Play Dead cast and crew will be in attendance and there will be Karaoke! Rock the world with Sing Your Life Karaoke 90’s Edition with Sara Sherr!

SPFX Part 3 – Making a Horse Corpse

April 29, 2010 by  
Filed under SPFX Pt 3 - Horse Corpse

Director Doug Sakmann explains how to make a horse corpse using animal parts from the Asian market for one of the key scenes in the movie as actress Kate Boyer (who is a vegan) looks on.

“Completely disgusting and uncalled for!” raves the Vegetarian Star!

From the behind the scenes feature directed by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam)

Brains, Brains, Brains article!

April 27, 2010 by  
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Click here to check out the feature on Play Dead on the zombie website Brains, Brains, Brains!

When Friday Night Lights Meets Zombies you Get “Play Dead”

Up and coming indie horror/thriller/comedy in the spirit of Friday Night Lights and Shaun of the Dead entitled Play Dead. Looks like a blast check out their main site  for more behind the scene videos and Pics. We don’t have too much to wait for Play Dead it’s slated for release May 4th.

You can also see the 1st look at Play Dead SPFX and the Cheerleader Tryouts on the Brains, Brains, Brains site as well!

Spanish Press and the Vegetarian Star Raves!

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Press, Spanish Press and Vegetarian Times

Check out the writeup on the Spanish Horror site Aullidos – translated below;

Zombies + Football = Play Dead

“Here we show the first images of PLAY DEAD , the film that is driving crazy Doug Sakmann. (???)

When a football team is killed by the opposing team, a witch of the place brings gamers dead back to life turned into zombies so they can defeat their opponents in the last game and by the way, save their own souls.”

And also, the Vegetarian Star is raving about ‘Play Dead’!  Check it out here!

“Play Dead is a new zombie comedy that combines the football fanaticism of Friday Night Lights with the horror of Night of the Living Dead.

A high school football team is murdered by a rival team in a football obsessed town. A witch brings them back to life to take the championship and save their own souls, complete with gory play by plays.

In this clip, director Doug Sakmann makes a horse corpse from meat bought from a supermarket.

Completely disgusting and uncalled for, especially considering how easy it is to make fake flesh props for the screen like those used in Suck.

Feel sorry for actress Kate Boyer, who’s standing around the mess and is reportedly a vegan.”

SPFX Pt 2 – Headless Zombie

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under SPFX, SPFX Pt 2 - Headless zombie

In the Behind-the-scenes of Play Dead, Director Doug Sakmann discusses the shots and setups with Stunt coordinator Tim Cronin, Director of Photography Jarred Alterman and Assistant Director Evan Meszaros. Sakmann also works with his SPFX team to set up and create a zombie footballer getting tackled so hard his head flies off!

Behind the Scenes Photos – Pt 4

April 26, 2010 by  
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More action from Joey Mas of Philly Snaps.com featuring our lovely Jackrabbits and Badgers cheerleaders and more!

Bloody-Disgusting.com Feature and Behind the Scenes

April 24, 2010 by  
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Click here to check out the feature article on Bloody-Disgusting.com!

In the below exclusive clip from behind-the-scenes of Play Dead, Director Doug Sakmann discusses the setups with Director of Photography Jarred Alterman and Assistant Director Evan Meszaros and also works with his SPFX team to set up and create a zombie footballer getting tackled so hard his head flies off!

Play Dead is directed by Doug Sakmann (‘Punk Rock Holocaust’, Lionsgate ‘Sight’, ‘The Burnt House’) and produced by Backseat Conceptions, based on the novel ‘Play Dead’ by Ryan Brown which is being released by Simon and Schuster on May 4th everywhere books are sold.

Play Dead: The Movie stars newcomers Brandon Jones as the Killington Jackrabbits star quarterback Cole Logan and Kate Boyer as ace reporter Savannah Hickham, as well as Chris Gonzales and Michael O’Conner as Booker and Manny of the evil opposing team the Elmwood Badgers. The project also features genre actors Monique “Gata” Dupree (Satan Hates You, Skeleton Key 2) as the mysterious Black Mona and J.D Brown (Wicked Lake, The Burnt House) as Coach Hickham.

Behind the Scenes Photos – Pt 3

April 23, 2010 by  
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Even more amazing photos from Joey Mas of Philly Snaps.com featuring our amazing crowd and some zombie spfx action!

Fear.net Feature on Play Dead!

April 22, 2010 by  
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Click here to check out the first exclusive peek onto the set of Play Dead on Fear.net now!

“Writer/Director Doug Sakmann (Punk Rock Holocaust) just sent word on his latest project, a zombie comedy (based on an upcoming book) he’s comparing to the likes of Friday Night Lights and Shaun of the Dead called Play Dead. The project is currently in production and Doug was kind enough to send over a slew of images and an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the making of video which is directed by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union), all of which you can check out after the break.

In the exclusive clip below, director Doug Sakmann explains how to make a horse corpse using animal parts from the Asian market for one of the key scenes in the movie as actress Kate Boyer (who is a vegan) looks on.”

Behind the Scenes Photos – Pt 2

April 22, 2010 by  
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More zombie football action photos from Joey Mas of Philly Snaps.com


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