Play Dead: The Novel Released Today!

Play Dead:The Novel by Ryan Brown comes out nationwide today, May 4th! Go buy it!!

Check out the promotional trailer that Michael Brown’s (Ryan’s Dad) production company made for the book!

Also here is an interview with author Ryan Brown, we’ll have more with him soon too!

Play Dead in the Press!

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily News and Thrillist, Press

Check out the writeups on the big game shoot in the Philly Daily News gossip column “Dan About Town” as well as the popular Philly Event Blog Thrillist!

Wanna play dead? Director Doug Sakmann is seeking extras to work Saturday on the set of “Play Dead,” a horror/thriller/comedy about a high-school football team that is murdered by a rival team and that comes back to life as zombies hell-bent on revenge. The shoot in Northeast Philadelphia is the big game between the Killington Jackrabbits (the zombies) and the Elmwood Badgers.

For time and location info, e-mail The film is based on the novel by Ryan Brown, son of author Sandra Brown, and formerly an actor on “Guiding Light” and “The Young and the Restless.” Sakmann says he’s still casting football players and asks interested men to send a head shot and a resume. For more info on the film, visit”

Meet the Elmwood Badgers

April 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Meet the Elmwood Badgers

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.