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Our Mission Statement 

Inside the Backlot is a community. A place for cinephiles and filmmakers to connect and interact with one another. Our goal here at the Backlot is to expose the public to new films and up-and-coming filmmakers looking to leave their mark on the industry. 


For many, film is a hobby. For some, film is a passion. One thing is certain: film is art, and like any art, it’s a way to get your voice heard.

Here are our voices.

Welcome to Inside the Backlot. 

Meet the Insiders

Steven Sarria 

Co-Founder, Co-Host, Writer, Editor, Producer

An aspiring filmmaker and storyteller, Steven dreams of one day working in Hollywood alongside his childhood heroes and inspirations. A student at Florida International University with a track in PR & Advertising and Film Studies, Steven plans to use his experiences in writing and creative concepts to transport viewers to a world of wonder. 

Nick Sarmiento

Co-Founder, Co-Host, Writer, Producer

A self-discovered cinephile, Nick enjoys film almost as much as he loves sports. A student at Florida International University with a track in Sports Management, Nick loves taking deep dives into his favorite (and not-so-favorite) films and sports topics.

Remy D. Salinger

Writer, Co-Host

An obvious alias, Remy enjoys secrecy, privacy and peace=and-quiet. Also video games, television, film and comic books. The newest addition to Backlot, Remy looks to  impart his infinite knowledge of wrestling and cartoons with his younger cousin Steven in their podcast "The Stream Exchange."