Independent feature film producer Franco Sama boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a decade of independent film development, production and financing.
Sama has Executive Produced an impressive array of over twenty (20) independent feature films including most recently, “Guns, Girls and Gambling” starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Dane Cook which is quickly becoming a cult favorite; this film was released into theatres on December of 2012 and, in January 2013, acquired a worldwide distribution deal from Universal Pictures.
Other films Sama has produced include; “Black Limousine” starring David Arquette and Vivica Fox, “Tooth and Nail” starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones, “Paid,” starring Corbin Bernsen and Tom Conti and “The Penitent Man,” starring “The Terminator’s” Lance Henriksen and
Sama also serves as Executive Producer on the recent film festival darling “Petunia” starring Thora Birch, Brittany Snow and Academy Award winner Christine Lahti.
His shingle “Samaco Films” is currently producing a slate of several independent feature films, including “Bless Me Father” starring John Turturro, Michael Rapaport and Michael Rispoli as well as a moving military drama titled “Through my Daughter’s Eyes being directed by Dallas Burgess, starring ingénue Avi Lake as well as “Jarhead” and “The Island” veteran actor Martin Papazian.
Samaco Films released two films in 2015, the first, “The Livingston Gardner” stars James Kyson the beloved “Ando” from the NBC television hit series “HEROS” and the second, “3 Days in Havana” starring Ally McBeal alum, Gil Bellows; both of which have been released through Samaco Films’ sister company, Synergetic Distribution and have been released via all digital and Video on Demand (VOD) platforms worldwide.
And the company’s latest film “Game of Aces” directed by Aussie Director Damien Lay and starring heartthrob and former “American Pie” star Chris Klein alongside “Transformers” Victoria Summer (Transformers: Age of Distinction”) and Werner Daehn (“Valkyrie”, xXx) is scheduled to hit theaters early this summer.
2016: Executive Producer – GAME OF ACES
2015: Executive Producer – FINE YOUNG GENTLEMEN
2015: Executive Producer – MURDERABILIA- In Development
2015: Executive Producer – THE UNTITLED TRINIDAD PROJECT
2015: Executive Producer – ELEPHANT GUN – In Development
2015: Executive Producer – THE LIVINGSTON GARDENER – Released
2015: Executive Producer- SWAGGY (Dominique Swain)
2015: Executive Producer – LIGHT WOUNDS
2015: Executive Producer – MAMA DON’T – (Bullrun Pictures)
2014: Executive Producer – 3 DAYS IN HAVANA (Gil Bellows)- Released
2014: Executive Producer – THE WOUND (Bull Run Pictures)
2013: Executive Producer – THE HAND OF NOW (Short)
2013: Executive Producer – SEANCE- Shooting in Baton Rouge, LA
2013: Executive Producer – SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS- In Development
2012: Executive Producer – THE UNKNOWN SON – Gina Gershon
2012: Co-Executive Producer -PETUNIA- Brittany Snow, Thora Birch
2012: Co-Producer – GUNS, GIRLS & GAMBLING – Gary Oldman, Christian Slater
2011: Producer: BLACK LIMOUSINE- David Arquette, Vivica A. Fox
2011: Producer: THE UNTITLED FIJI PROJECT –
2010: Executive Producer: THE PENITENT MAN – Lance Henriksen
2010: Executive Producer: TOP FUEL – Scott McCullough- Director
2009: Executive Producer: BLOOD TIES – Distributed via Lionsgate
2009: Executive Producer: WRECKAGE – Aaron Paul & Cameron Richardson
2008: Executive Producer: DEATH’S DOOR – Ken Gust
2007: Executive Producer: TOOTH & NAIL- Starring Michael Madsen & Vinny Jones
2007: Executive Producer: THE FINAL CURTAIN – Distributed by Lionsgate
2006: Executive Producer: PAID – Starring Corbin Bernsen