Author Ryan Brown talks about Play Dead: The Movie

May 13, 2010 by  
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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;

Feature on Fangoria

May 4, 2010 by  
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Check out the feature write up over at Fangoria.com about Play Dead! Also don’t forget Play Dead:The Novel by Ryan Brown is now available everywhere!

“The gridiron gets gory in PLAY DEAD, a new novel by Ryan Brown that’s also being brought to the screen by Backseat Conceptions. Fango got some exclusive behind-the-scenes video (see it below) along with details on the project—including one facet that’s already been controversial.

Real meat and guts were incorporated into the makeup FX—which elicited an angry post over at the Vegetarian Star website, which complained, “Completely disgusting and uncalled for, especially considering how easy it is to make fake flesh props for the screen.” Sakmann’s response: “They don’t know how much it costs to make fake parts. If they want to pay for them, by all means I’ll use them, but until then I’ll just go to the Asian market and buy them for $3. I think it looks better anyway. It’s not like I killed anything to make the movie; they were already dead!” In the clip below, Sakmann demonstrates just how to make some tasty guts with easily purchased supermarket items.”

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!

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


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 production stills – Part 1

April 13, 2010 by  
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Here is a just a slight fraction of production stills from the Play Dead shoot this past weekend! We’re still sorting through the footage and images now (and also cleaning the blood off of everything) so this is just a taste of what’s to come!! More soon…

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

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!

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!

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