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: Producer: AMERICAN INJUSTICE (TELEVISION SERIES) - Jackie Kallen
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