Doug Sakmann is an award-winning producer and director living in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Queens NY, over the last twenty years Sakmann has produced over forty feature films as well as many TV projects, music videos, short films & commercials. Doug is also an accomplished SPFX Artist and FX Supervisor, creating monsters and horrific blood & gore FX for all types of projects around the world.
Recently released, Sakmann produced and coordinated FX for the feature horror film from director Michael Walker ‘’Cut Shoot Kill‘. His upcoming SPFX projects include the psychological thriller ‘The Honeymoon Phase’ as well as the creature feature ‘D-Railed’. Sakmann also directed a new music video for the band Cannibal Corpse which will be released in conjunction with their Spring 2019 tour with Slayer. All of these projects were produced in the Philadelphia area.
Doug got his start in the industry by working with legendary indie film studio Troma Entertainment alongside Lloyd Kaufman, Troma president and creator of The Toxic Avenger. 20 years later, Sakmann continues to work in Tromaville as he has co-produced Kaufman’s latest film, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest – ‘Shakespeare’s $hitstorm’, and is now producing and starring in a sequel to one of Troma’s more successful films in it’s 45 year history – ‘Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.’. Currently in development in Philadelphia, ‘Kabukiman Returns’ features Sakmann as the Japanese superhero Kabukiman and his alter-ego Harry Griswold.