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!

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!

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


Behind the Scenes Photos – Pt 1

April 20, 2010 by  
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Check out some of the great behind the scenes action on Play Dead! Amazing photos by Joey Mas of Philly Snaps.com…MANY more to come, he took over 3000 photos! Also, we have the great Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union) who directed and is producing a behind the scenes feature on the making of the movie, we’ll have some sneak peaks coming soon!

Press: Bloody-Disgusting and Dread Central

Check it out, two of our favorite horror sites, Bloody-Disgusting.com and DreadCentral.com both did writeups on Play Dead! This is just the beginning…

From DreadCentral.com;

What happens when you mix the zombie comedy mayhem of Shaun of the Dead with the teenage wonder years of “Friday Night Lights”? You get a movie with a football team on the prowl to score a bite out of your ass along with their touchdown. Are you ready to Play Dead?

The film which has been directed and produced by Doug Sakmann in association with Backseat Conceptions and is based on the novel of the same name by Ryan Brown. The novel Play Dead is set to be released by Simon and Schuster nationwide on May 4th 2010.

Cheerleader Tryouts!

April 18, 2010 by  
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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!

1st Stills from the Movie

April 16, 2010 by  
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Check it out, here are the first screen captures from some of the scenes in the movie featuring Brandon Jones as hero quarterback Cole Logan, Kate Boyer as the intrepid reporter Savannah Hickham and Monique Dupree as the mysterious Black Mona! Also the football scenes feature Chris Gonzalez as the evil Booker from the Elmwood Badgers and J.D Brown as Coach Hickham!

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…

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