Doug worked as the SPFX Supervisor for the feature film ‘The Honeymoon Phase’, creating several SPFX including a full prosthetic pregnant belly, custom made for lead actress Chloe Carroll. Sakmann also handled squibs and and guns for the project.

The movie will be released on August 21st 2020 in limited theatrical and then VOD and Digital from Dark Sky Films!


2019. An adorable wedding elopement video plays in a sterile interrogation room. TOM (Jim Schubin – Boardwalk Empire) tearfully watches as he recounts how his British wife, EVE (Chloe Carroll), killed herself on their wedding day…

Flashback six months. Down on their luck and searching for work while they wait for their fiancé visa to go through, Tom and Eve enter THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, an experiment run by the mysterious DIRECTOR (François Chau – LOST, The Expanse) and HANDLER (Tara Westwood – Blue Bloods, CSI: Miami). $50,000 and thirty days alone together in romantic research facility housing while their relationship is analyzed…What could possibly go wrong?

Written and Directed by Phillip G. Carroll Jr.
Starring Jim Schubin, Chloe Carroll, Tara Westwood
Produced by Phillip G. Carroll Jr, Chloe Carroll and Jess Weiss