DOUG SAKMANN – DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / SPECIAL FX ARTIST / PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Doug Sakmann is an award-winning producer & director living in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Queens NY, in the last twenty years Sakmann has produced over forty five feature films as well as many docu-series & reality projects, music videos & commercials. Doug’s work has taken him around the world, giving him a very diverse understanding of all different types of productions. Doug also is a skilled Special FX artist and production designer, so even when he’s not running the show he’s working behind the scenes to make things run and look as smooth and professional as possible.

Most recently, Sakmann worked as Art Director and Production Coordinator on the upcoming ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reboot for Netflix, Assistant Shop Gangboss and Set Dresser for the AMC series ‘Dispatches From Elsewhere’ as well as SPFX Supervisor for the creature feature ‘D-Railed’, which has won over 30 awards at Film Festivals around the world as of January 2020. Sakmann also directed a new music video for Cannibal Corpse which was released in conjunction with their 2019 tour with Slayer. 

Doug also founded the NYC Zombie Crawl – an organization which sets up zombie themed events in the NY Area as well as provides zombie SFX makeup for movies, TV and nationally touring acts. Sakmann has personally created & coordinated zombie makeup and events for clients including Sony Pictures, AMC, The Walking Dead, Sega, the Tribeca Film Festival, NBC, Bravo Networks, the Travel Channel, Impractical Jokers, Troma Entertainment, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sailor Jerry Rum and many more.  The event has been highlighted in specials on MTV and the SyFy Network along with countless NY media outlets. The group’s bi-annual events are going into their fourteenth successful year, with massive zombie crawl events planned for 2020.

For details and portfolio on Sakmann’s SPFX work click here

Doug Sakmann on IMDB

Doug Sakmann Contact:
dougsakmann@gmail.com

PARTIAL RESUME FOR DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SPFX/PRODUCTION DESIGN

2020

Unsolved Mysteries

Docu-Series

Art Director / Prod. Coordinator

Netflix

2020

Dispaches From Elsewhere

TV Show

Assist. Shop Gangboss / Set Dresser

AMC

2020

Corporate Bro

TV Show

Production Designer

Big Shooter Productions

2019

Cannibal Corpse “Red Before Black”

Music Video

Director / SPFX Supervisor

Metal Blade Records

2019

Philadelphia Fusion Hype Videos

Digital Short

Production Designer

Pretty Damn Sweet

2019

D-Railed

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Suzanne DeLaurentiis Prod.

2019

The Honeymoon Phase

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Aspire Motion Pictures

2019

#ShakespearesShitstorm

Feature Film

Producer / SPFX Supervisor

Troma Entertainment

2018

Trollville

Digital Series

Producer / Production Designer

Murderfist Productions

2018

Cryptina’s Spook-Time Variety Show

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor / On- Camera Talent

Part Time Hooligan Prod.

2018

31 Days of Halloween

TV Short

SPFX Supervisor / On- Camera Talent

SyFy Network

2018

Comic Book Men

TV Show

SPFX Supervisor / On- Camera Talent

AMC

2018

Impratical Jokers

TV Show

SPFX Supervisor / On- Camera Talent

Tru TV

2017

Cut Shoot Kill

Feature FIlm

Producer / SPFX Supervisor

Backseat Conceptions

2017

But Deliver Us From Evil

Feature FIlm

Production Coordinator/SPFX

Pure Times/Get Kinetic

2017

Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2

Feature Film

Production Coordinator/SPFX

Troma Entertainment

2017

Malicious

Feature Film

SPFX / Practical FX Supervisor

Fortress Films

2017

Chatter

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

Katet Productions

2016

Smoke Screen

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Pariah Filmworks

2016

The Dark Military

Feature Film

Producer / SPFX Supervisor

Average Superstar

2016

Punk Rock Holocaust 3

Feature Film

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2016

Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner

Talk Show

Producer / On-Camera Talent

Troma Entertainment

2015

Saved Me Animal Shelter

Commercial

Director

Backseat Conceptions

2015

Occupy Cannes

Feature Documentary

Producer / On-Camera Talent

Troma Entertainment

2015

Slow Learners

Feature Film

Prop Master/Assist. Prod Design

BBCG Productions

2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

TV Show

SPFX Supervisor

HBO

2014

CKY: The Greatest Hits

TV Documentary

Co-Producer

MTV

2014

World Travel Awards

Live Event

Production Coordinator

WTA Productions

2014

The Wonder Years “Dismanteling Summer”

Music Video

Production Designer

Get Kinetic

2014

Parisenne International Campaign

Print Advertisement

Producer/Casting Director

Formeldrei

2014

Get Kinetic Promo

Commercial

Production Designer

Get Kinetic

2014

All Over It

Web Series

Production Coordinator

Widget Workshop

2014

Fox Sports ‘One on One w/ Michael Strahan’

TV Show

Production Designer

Fox Sports

2014

Chance

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

Complex Magazine

2014

Where’s The Halo

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

Get Kinetic

2013

Today Is The Day Music Video

Music Video

Producer/SPFX

Steve Austin Productions

2013

Camdrome

Live Action Video Game

Producer/SPFX

Team Meat

2013

All Access Pabst

Viral Campaign

Director/Producer

Pabst Blue Ribbon

2013

The Cemetery

Feature Film

Producer/SPFX

Adversary Films

2013

Return to Nuke Em High Vol 1

Feature Film

Production Coordinator/SPFX

Troma/Anchor Bay

2012

Life After Top Chef

Reality Television

Production Manager

Bravo/Magical Elves

2012

Amish Mafia

Reality Television

Production Coordinator

Discovery/Hot Snakes

2012

Breaking Amish

Reality Television

Production Coordinator

TLC/Hot Snakes Media

2012

Motion City Soundtrack “True Romance”

Music Video

Producer/Coordinator

Epitaph Records

2012

Trouble Funk & Kindness “That’s Alright”

Music Video

Producer/Coordinator

Sony Music/Universal

2012

McDonalds ‘Gabby Douglas’

Commercial

Production Coordinator

McDonalds

2012

TELE2 Commercials

Commercial

Production Coordinator

Robusto

2012

Spodee Wine Commercials

Commercial

Director/Producer

Quaker City Merchantile

2012

Philly in Focus “The Street Team”

Talk Show

Producer/Coordinator

Comcast

2012

Death Rattle

Short Film

Producer/SPFX

Sluthfoot LTD

2012

Nassau Chainsaw “Requip”

Music Video

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2012

Spacecamp

Short Film

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2012

Conclusion

Short Film

Production Manager

Backseat Conceptions

2012

Cross Bearer

Feature Film

Producer/SPFX

Backseat Conceptions

2012

1000 Times More Brutal

Feature Film

Line Producer/Coordinator

ITN

2012

Julia Othmer “Whether”

Music Video

Production Coordinator

Sweetbread Studios

2011

Paranormal Challenge

Reality Television

Assistant Camera/Coordinator

Travel Channel/My Tupelo

2011

Bizarre Foods

Reality Television

Coordinator

Travel Channel

2011

Nassau Chainsaw “Vomitorium”

Music Video

Co-Producer

Nova Entertainment

2011

The Tap Dancer

Short Film

Producer/SPFX

Sluthfoot LTD

2011

The Prison

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

American Dream Machine

2011

Deathly Love

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Sandstorm Productions

2010

Wreck Chasers

Reality Television

Assistant Camera/Coordinator

Discovery/My Tupelo

2010

The Sickness

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

SaintSinner Entertainment

2010

The Reunion

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

A Different Path Films

2010

Play Dead

Viral Campaign

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2010

Foreclosed

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

Foreclosed LTD

2010

Cocktails on Canal St

Short Film

Production Coordinator

Backseat Conceptions

2009

Motion City Soundtrack “Disappear”

Music Video

Assistant Director/SPFX

Epitaph/Deadhorse Films

2009

Karina Bradley “Dance Floor Diva”

Music Video

Coordinator/Audio Playback

Joe Frantz

2009

Children of Bodom “Skeletons in the Closet”

International Commercial

Producer/Assistant Director

Spacemonkey Studios

2009

The AKAs “Get it Together”

Music Video

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2009

69 Eyes “Dead Girls Are Easy”

Music Video

SPFX/Coordinator/AE Artist

Bam Margera Productions

2009

CKY “A#1 Roller Rager”

Music Video

SPFX/Stunts/Coordinator

Bam Margera Productions

2009

Late Fee

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Fever Dreams

2009

100 Proof

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Backseat Conceptions

2009

Lamb of God “Set to Fail”

Music Video

2nd Assistant Director

Spacemonkey Studios

2008

Nassau Chainsaw “Behind Enemy Lines”

Music Video

Director/Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2008

Slumber Party Slaughterhouse

Feature Film

Co-Director / Producer / Writer

Halo 8

2008

Science Cheerleader: Science Advocacy

Viral/Web Video

Assistant Director

Backseat Conceptions

2008

Trojan: 4 Viral Commercials

Commercial

Special Effects/Makeup

Backseat Conceptions

2008

Harry Connick Junior: AOL Christmas

Internet video

Set Dressing/Coordinator

Spacemonkey Studios

2008

Love is Lame

Commercial

SPFX Supervisor

Backseat Conceptions

2008

The Burnt House

Feature Film

Co-Producer/SPFX

Backseat Conceptions

2008

Spank Rock “Get Loose”

Music Video

Assistant Director/Casting

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Friends for Dinner

Short Film

Production Coordinator/SPFX

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Punk Rock Holocaust 2

Feature Film

Director/Producer/Editor/SPFX

Backseat Conceptions

2007

The Old Souls “Father”

Music Video

2nd Assistant Director

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Wes Mattheu “Beer Yip”

Music Video

Assistant Director

Backseat Conceptions

2007

John Legend “Live at the Tower Theater”

Documentary

BTS Cinematographer

Sony Music

2007

Rooftop Confessions

Documentary

Co-Producer/Cinematographer

Rooftop LTD

2007

PhillyCarShare “Drive-In Movies”

Film Screening series

Producer

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Philly.com “Man on the Street”

Industrial

Cinematographer

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Philly Sound Clash

Event coverage

Producer/Cinematographer

Backseat Conceptions

2007

ICBR, Gyro Worldwide

Viral Campaign

Producer/Cinematographer

Backseat Conceptions

2007

Bikini Bandits go to Coney Island

Viral Campaign

Producer/Cinematographer

Gyro International

2006

Sight

Feature Film

Associate Producer/SPFX

Index Films

2006

Kingdom Come

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

FOC Films

2006

Bikini Bandits Pirate Movie

Animated/Live Action

2nd Assistant Director/SPFX

Gyro International

2006

Eagles Of Death Metal “Got Meat”

Music Video

Associate Producer/Casting

Gyro International

2006

Eagles Of Death Metal “Cherry Cola”

Music Video

Associate Producer/Casting

Gyro International

2006

Le Bon Vie

Series Pilot

Production Coordinator

Backseat Conceptions

2006

Windcroft

Feature Film

SPFX Supervisor

Backseat Conceptions

2006

Bikini Bandits Superbowl Special

Super Bowl Special

Co-Producer/Talent Coordinator

Gyro International

2006

Shira Girl “Kill It”

Music Video

Director/Producer/Editor

Backseat Conceptions

2005

Bikini Bandits: New Years Special – NBC

TV Bumpers

Co-Director/Producer/Writer

NBC Italy/Gyro/Backseat

2004

Punk Rock Holocaust

Feature Film

Director/Producer/Editor/SPFX

Backseat Conceptions

2003

Tromaville On Tour

Documentary Feature

Co-Producer/Stage Manager

Troma Entertainment

2003

Tales From The Crapper

Feature Film

Associate Producer/Co-Director

Troma Entertainment

2003

New Found Glory “Head On Collision”

Music Video

Prod. Consultant/SPFX

Universal Music

2002

All The Love You Cannes

Feature Documentary

Associate Producer

Troma Entertainment

2002

Capt. Bill and the Rockin’ Buccaneers

Short Film

SPFX Supervisor

Backseat Conceptions

2001

Troma’s Edge TV, Channel 4 UK

Television Series

Co-Director/Producer/Writer

Channel 4 UK/Troma

2001

Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker

Feature Film

Producer/Cinematographer

Low Budget Pictures

2000

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4

Feature Film

Associate Producer

Troma Entertainment