Author Ryan Brown talks about Play Dead: The Movie

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Interview with author Ryan Brown

Play Dead author Ryan Brown discusses his novel Play Dead and how he came to be involved with Doug Sakmann and Backseat Conceptions. Also, Ryan’s son Raff talks about his involvement with the book. Interview excerpt from the upcoming reality feature directed and produced by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam, Bam’s Unholy Union).

A present from Ryan’s son Raff;

Cheerleader Tryouts!

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Behind the Scenes, Cheerleader Tryouts!

Everyone loves cheerleaders, and of course, it wouldn’t be a sports movie without them! Check out some of the Cheerleader tryouts for Play Dead, featuring (in order of appearance) Jessica Cnzop, Catrina Knightess, Kim Reo, Carmella Hayslett, Heather Doyle, Larry Kwartowitz and Catlin Riley! Everyone made the cut, but Larry and Catlin were not available on the day of the shoot!

Meet Coach Hickham – J.D. Brown

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Behind the Scenes, Meet Coach Hickham - J.D. Brown

Check out the latest rehearsal video for the “Play Dead” project directed by Doug Sakmann. Featuring J.D. Brown as Coach Hickham (Via Skype) and Brandon Jones as the head quarterback of the Jackrabbits, Cole Logan. In this scene they discuss the bus accident that sets off the events in Play Dead.

Play Dead – Day One Complete!

April 11, 2010 by  
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Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the first day of Play Dead!  We had so many amazing actors from the crowd to the leads, and of course our stupendous crew…we had over 150 people and everyone rocked it hardcore! We’re getting ready for day two right now but there is a lot more madness coming up soon!

Here is a very slight preview of what’s to  come, courtesy of Joey Mas of Philly Snaps.com…stay tuned!

Meet Black Mona – Monique Dupree

April 9, 2010 by  
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Announcing the latest edition to the ‘Play Dead’ cast, the ‘original Black Scream Queen’ Monique ‘Gata’ Dupree as the mysterious gypsy woman Black Mona! In this clip we’re rehearsing via Skype with Monique (in Baltimore) and our hero Cole Logan (in Philly, played by Brandon Jones) as Mona issues a warning about the Jackrabbits resurrection!

Meet the Elmwood Badgers

April 1, 2010 by  
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Check out the next in a series of early auditions for “Play Dead”. Featuring the first audition of Chris Gonzales as Booker Flamont and Mike O’Conner as his lackey Manny. In this scene they discuss how Cole Logan will not be playing the big game.

Meet the ‘Play Dead’ lead actors!

March 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Behind the Scenes, Meet the 'Play Dead' lead actors!

Here is the first of a series of early auditions for the “Play Dead” project, featuring the first audition of Kate Boyer as Savannah Hickman and Brandon Jones as the head quarterback of the Jackrabbits, Cole Logan. In this scene they discuss watching Cole’s teammates just devour a horse.

We’ll be announcing more leads in the next few days and will have more videos of their auditions!

1st casting complete!

March 28, 2010 by  
Filed under 1st casting complete!, Behind the Scenes

We saw a lot of great Philadelphia actors today and we cast most of our lead cast as well as a lot of supporting cast! Very exciting! We’ll be doing call backs in the next few days and will be posting some videos from the casting real soon!

We’re still looking for a few good football players, some of which will be zombified! Also, we need some cheerleaders and also a big crowd for the big game, the final standoff between the Killington Jackrabbits and Elmwood Badgers! Email casting@backseatconceptions.com if you are interested in working with us, we are doing more castings in the next week!