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Franco Sama

Executive Film Producer

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 notably, “Guns, Girls and Gambling” starring Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Dane Cook which is quickly becoming a cult favorite, was released into theatres in 2012 and acquired distribution from Universal Home Video.  


Other films Sama has produced include; “Black Limousine” starring David Arquette and Vivica Fox and “Tooth and Nail” starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones.


In 2016, Sama executive produced the highly lauded WWI action thriller titled

“Game of Aces” starring heartthrob and former “American Pie” star Chris Klein alongside “Transformers” Victoria Summer (Transformers: Age of Distinction”) and “Valkyrie’s” Werner Daehn.


His shingle “Samaco Films, LLC” is currently financing and producing a slate of several independent feature films, including three psychological thrillers “Stockholm”, Séance, and “Alexis Colette”, as well as a poignant heart-warming tear jerker titled “Take My Wife, Please” all of which are projected to begin principle photography before the fall of 2019.


Samaco Films, LLC, which is now permanently headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, has secured multiple co-production deals with several prominent production companies throughout the Los Angeles area and the United States and enjoys direct access to private equity and debt funding for feature films.


Additionally, Sama serves on the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit organization “New Filmmakers, L.A.” where is also the Chairman of the Marketing Committee.


2019: Executive Producer: SEANCE - Pre-Production

2019: Executive Producer: ALEXIS COLETTE - Anthony W. Johnson

2019: Executive Producer: HANNA's MIRROR - Director - Johnathan Brownlee

2019: Executive Producer: WHERE IS SOPHIA? - In Development

2019: Executive Producer: CRYPTID - In Development


2018: Executive Producer:  STOCKHOLM - In Development

2017: Consulting Producer: CHIMERA - Stars Henry Ian Cusick and Kathleen Quinlan

2017: Executive Producer: GAME OF ACES - Stars Chris Klein

2016: Executive Producer - LEX TALIONIS - In Development

2016: Executive Producer - BLESS ME FATHER- John Turturro, Michael Rapaport

2015: Executive Producer - THE BLACK PILLS - Tom Proctor

2015: Executive Producer - THE UNTITLED TRINIDAD PROJECT

2015: Executive Producer - THE LIVINGSTON GARDENER - Released

2014: Executive Producer - 3 DAYS IN HAVANA (Gil Bellows)- Released

2013: Executive Producer - THE HAND OF NOW

2013: Executive Producer - SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS- In Development

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

2010: Executive Producer: THE PENITENT MAN - Lance Henriksen

2010: Executive Producer: TOP FUEL – Scott McCullough- Director

2009: Executive Producer: BLOOD TIES – Distributed via Lionsgate

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