Doug Sakmann SFX Reel

Doug Sakmann SFX Reel

Check out Backseat’s resident FX artist Doug Sakmann’s new FX reel featuring some of his goriest work from the last 15 years! Sakmann is now available for bookings…

East Coast Video Assist Packages from Backseat!

East Coast Video Assist Packages from Backseat!

Backseat offers Video Assist / VTR services for commercials and film on the East Coast. We can handle the intake and backup of all of your media for a project as well as organize it for your editor. We also make sure that your director and crew have the best images possible when watching the monitor on set!

Sony NXCam NEX-FS100U Camera Package

Sony NXCam NEX-FS100U Camera Package

Backseat has a new camera available for rental! The Sony NEX-FS100UK is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor equivalent in size to Super35mm film. Contact us for rates and details!

Bigshooter.tv Launched!

Bigshooter.tv Launched!

Backseat’s Tim Cronin has recently founded his own company, Big Shooter Productions. The company focuses on corporate and industrial videos as well as documentaries and works hand-in-hand with Backseat to create different types of media for clients.

Backseat Crew Housing in Philadelphia

Backseat Crew Housing in Philadelphia

Outside of our Philly office space, we now have a second property that can house 4-6 crew members comfortably and also act as a production office for out-of-town productions coming through Philly! We’re now accepting applications for filmmakers and production staff who may be coming through town this summer.

9th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl hits May 31st!

9th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl hits May 31st!

The zombies return to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a 9th year! We’ve got an action packed day and night with a Zombie Pizza Dance Party, a Zombie Skateboarding Demo and a afterparty with tons of insane performance art including bands, comedians, burlesque and more!

The Backseat Bus gets an upgrade!

The Backseat Bus gets an upgrade!

Always adapting to any situation, we recently upgraded the Backseat Bus to include a catering/craft service kitchen and full bathroom facilities. We’re now fully equipped to handle anything production can throw at us!

Film Connection Article

Film Connection Article

Backseat has several apprentices from the Film Connection program and one of them, Joe Paciotti, was featured in the latest Film Connection Newsletter about his work with us! Check it out!
You can also find out more info about the program and how you can get involved at www.filmconnection.com.

‘All Over It’ in the News!

‘All Over It’ in the News!

The Backseat produced web series ‘All Over It’ is in the press this week! Check out the write up on Philebrity:

Written and directed by MTV alums Ted Pauly (himself a Philly expat; he’s also the former singer of ’90s indie band Haywood) and Melissa Silverman, the settings of the new web comedy All Over It should look familiar….

Walkie Talkie Rentals

Walkie Talkie Rentals

Walkies are the essential element of communication on set. In contrast to cell phones and texting they allow simultaneous coordinated communication of the whole crew. Backseat now has 50 professional grade walkie talkies for rental that are great for film productions, providing 16 channels with a range up to 3 miles. They can be used to help coordinate live events such as concerts and parties as well as for security staff.