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Lose Your Head Over Behind-the-Scenes Clip from ‘Play Dead’

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!

More on the way, stay tuned to the official website for more!

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 of Play Dead – a clip from the documentary directed by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union) on the making of the movie. This exclusive clip is one small part of that documentary. Sakmann and Franz previously collaborated on several music videos with Backseat Conceptions, most recently the horror vamp rockers The 69 Eyes “Dead Girls Are Easy” directed by Bam Margera, from their new album “Back in Blood”.



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