SPFX Part 3 – Making a Horse Corpse

April 29, 2010 by  
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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)

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!

Play Dead SPFX – Pt 1 – Zombie Neck Stump

April 15, 2010 by  
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Check out some behind the scenes action with director Doug Sakmann as he explains the creation of a portion of a zombie neck stump using silicon and red food coloring. Much more on the way!

Play Dead now casting!

March 23, 2010 by  
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We’re currently casting for a fun zombie football project to be directed by Doug Sakmann. We are looking for a large variety of cast and are holding auditions this Saturday March 27th in Fishtown, please contact casting@backseatconceptions.com to RSVP and get more info, please include headshot and resume! Character descriptions below.

Also, we’re looking for a school bus (short or full size) to be used in the movie. Mainly the shots will be with a football team on the bus, but if we can get it for the right budget we are going to DRIVE IT OFF A BRIDGE! If you have a bus you want to be part of movie history, or are just looking to junk please contact doug@backseatconceptions.com.

Backseat Conceptions is looking for non union male/female talent to appear in Zombie-comedy project set to shoot in early April.

Available Roles:

Cole Logan– Male/Caucasian/legal 18 to appear 17-19. Star quarterback of the football team. A rebellious hero, intense, and determined. Handsome, all-American type. Athletic/average build. Tattoos/Light Piercings OK – LEAD

Savannah Hickham– Female/Caucasian/legal 18 to appear 17-19. The football Coach’s daughter and top reporter for the high school paper. Sexy, fearless, sharp, and charming. Possible love interest of Cole. Fresh-faced and pretty. Doesn’t wear lots of makeup or anything too revealing. Trim/healthy figure. LEAD

Black Mona– Female/30-60/All Ethnicities-Cole’s mysterious neighbor with unexplainable powers. An eccentric woman who keeps to herself. Spiritual and superstitious.  Should have striking and/or unique look. LEAD

Coach Hickham- Male/late 30s-40s/Caucasian- Head football coach and Father to Savannah.  Football is his life. A longtime coach and player who loves the game.  Firm and fair, demands respect from his players. Average to heavyset frame. Casual and athletic dresser always with a baseball cap. LEAD

Booker Flamont – Male/Caucasian/legal 18 to appear 17-19. Star Quarterback of the rival team the Badgers, Booker is a very intense individual. Mean, menacing and bulky, he becomes increasingly psychotic due to his rampant steroid use. Rival to hero Cole Logan

Killington Jack Rabbits & Elmwood Badgers Football teams – Male/legal 18 to appear 17-19/All Ethnicities/10-12 roles- Members of the Killington High School and rival football team. Attractive, all-American looks with athletic/sturdy football player builds. Badgers teammates are more intense and bulky due to rampant steroid use. Ability to provide own Football pads and helmet a major plus! SUPPORTING

Cheerleaders- Female/legal 18 to appear 15-19/All Ethnicites/6-8 roles-The cheerleading squad of Killington High, the high school sweethearts with a lot of spirit! Cute, teen-queens with spunk. Fit/Trim/Athletic body types. Gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading experience and uniform is a major plus! SUPPORTING

These positions are unpaid, with possible pay for Leads.

The auditions will take place this Saturday, March 27th in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Interested participants should RSVP for more info at email casting@backseatconceptions.com. Please attach head shot and resume to your email.