Doug co-produced this movie as well as coordinated the SPFX working with SPFX artist Natalie Foxhill. Backseat Conceptions partnered with Average Superstar Films to produce this action/thriller feature with horror undertones. Written and Directed by Loren Lepre, the movie follows a group of teens as they are led into an undisclosed location and hunted brutally by what can only be described as a ‘Dark Military’. R. Marcos Taylor signed onto star in the project fresh off a role in the new movie “Straight Out of Compton” where he played Suge Knight.
Backseat Conceptions brought their entire crew to aid Loren including Doug Sakmann as co-producer and Special FX coordinator, Zafer Ulkucu as Director of Photography, Nick Esposito as production coordinator, Phil Rush and Joe Narode as Assistant Directors, Sam Crow as sound recorder and Amin Saidi as Drone Operator.
About ‘The Dark Military’
What if a web cast, LIVE on Halloween, turned out to be a real life survival game? What if the people hunting them are a rogue military? All eyes from the around the world are tuned in, and with a short window of time, officials need to find out where this broadcast is taking place. With all technology taken away to slow down any hope of rescue, and no weapons to defend themselves, the ‘contestants’ can only hope they can they be found in time as the world watches on.