Welcome to Backseat.work

Backseat Conceptions provides comprehensive production and staffing services for all types of media including commercials, movies and television. We are an innovative company that has grown and evolved with the industry over the years, providing services for hundreds of clients – from unknown filmmakers to multinational companies. Through these experiences we have developed a system and infrastructure that is geared for speed and quality.

The Backseat.work website highlights the production services and equipment that we provide whether we’re the lead production company or providing department specific staffing. We can cover any aspect of the job for you including production management, camera and electric departments, practical & special FX, production design, above the line consulting, project development assistance and much more. We also offer crew training and video services for private businesses, setting you up with an infrastructure for you to produce your own content.

To get a taste of some of our past work check out our portfolio website here! 

Producer Bio: Doug Sakmann

Director, Producer, Special Effects Icon, Production Designer, Locations Manager, Press Relations / Marketing

Doug is known for accomplishing what could not be done using his extensive knowledge of the industry and bench of skilled contacts including hundreds of special effects make-up artists nationwide. He often can be found coordinating multiple departments on a production to help them operate at maximum efficiency and is known for producing and directing fun, exciting projects. As a partner of Backseat Doug brings his boundless energy and contagious good will to everything he works on.

His 20+ year experience in genre film making translates not just to technical knowledge but also a deep understanding of distribution, marketing and promotions.  It is not uncommon for Doug to be brought onto a project as a crew member and get promoted to a producer because of his incredible value and skills.  Continue reading “Producer Bio: Doug Sakmann”

Producer Bio: Zafer Ulkucu

Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Producer / Director

Since he emerged from the jungles of Peru shooting a documentary in 2009, Zafer has primarily worked as a Director of Photography. He’s worked on reality television including: I’m Amish Get Me Out Of Here, Duck Dynasty, My Husband’s Not Gay, I Guess My Husband Was Actually Gay, Breaking Amish, Amish Mafia and more. Continue reading “Producer Bio: Zafer Ulkucu”

Producer Bio: Nick Esposito

Line Producer, Production Manager, Post Production Supervisor, After Effects Artist, Video Assist Operator / VTR, Video Engineer

As the line producer of Backseat Conceptions Nick has developed most of the systems and internal protocols of the company. With an emphasis on efficiency and integration based on the scale of the project, he designs methods that fit into the standard operation of a film set but work better.

As a line producer, Nick is known for budgeting accurately and developing production and staffing schemes that compliment the budget making the impossible more possible. Nick is an expert at budgeting, production accounting, production protocol, line-producing methods and tax incentive programs. He puts an emphasis on digital paperwork, project cash flow and workable budgeting.

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