Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 57- Justice League, Lakefront Film Festival, & Mudbound
Justice League is in theaters now and the internet is going crazy with thoughts on the film. Ulysses Campbell of Fantastic Forum stops by to give his spoiler-free review of the film. Film critic Tim Gordon stops by to talk about his new venture, the Lakefront Film Festival! We also review Dee Rees new film, Mudbound, which you can stream now on Netflix! Filmmakers can submit to the Lakefront Film Festival here: https://lakefrontfilmfest.com/ Get 20% off your Rosebud Film Festival...
Picture Lock Unlocked: DCBFF Closing Night Panel
This is a special Picture Lock Unlocked episode. I’m releasing the audio from the DC Black Film Festival’s closing night panel entitled: Making Black Lives Matter Through Film. This was an awesome conversation between myself, cinematographer Hans Charles, attorney J Wyndal Gordon, director Pearl Gluck, and actor Elle Jae Stewart with questions from the audience as well. This is uncut as it happened and I hope you enjoy and keep the conversation going. Get a partner as passionate...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 56- Ken Morefield & Daniel Hamby
Today I’m talking with founder and editor of 1 more Film Blog, Kenneth Morefield. We talk about film, faith, and how he mixes the two in outlets he writes for and his book! I’m also talking with Daniel Hamby, writer/director of Doppelganger (You may want to watch the short before listening to the interview as it will put things in context!). We talk about how he made low-budget filmmaking work to his advantage in the short! Read Ken's reviews and thoughts on film here:...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 55- Paige Tolmach & Peter Spirer
Today I’ve got an amazing line up of interviews for you. This might be one of my most important episodes ever honestly. I’m talking w/ Paige Tolmach, director of What Haunts Us, an incredibly important film about the child sexual abuse that happened at her high school in her hometown, the silence surrounding the issue, and the resulting suicides that led to her creating the documentary. You can see this weekend at the Washington West Film Festival if you live in the DMV area, and...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 53- Geostorm, Middleburg Film Fest, RIFE Interviews
I'm dropping this one a couple days late because I was at the always awesome Middleburg Film Festival. I talk with festival founder Sheila Johnson and executive director Susan Koch on this episode. With so many interviews from the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, I couldn't fit them all on the radio show prior. So you'll hear the final two interviews with director of Solomon Dasko, Yaphet Jackman, and director of A Time Before, Zhibo Lai. Plus you'll hear from Director Dean...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 53- RIFE 2017 ft Chad Eric Smith, Darryl Dillard, Rick Kain, & Wally Chung
The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is taking this place this weekend so I have more interviews with some of the directors whose film will be playing. I had some great chats with Chad Eric Smith, director of Rumination; Darryl Dillard, director of Who's With Me?; Rick Kain, director of Final Notice; and Wally Chung, director of Evocation of a Nightmare joining me on the show today. These indie filmmakers are really using their art to make statements they're passionate about, and...
Picture Lock Unlocked: RIFE 2017 ft. Erica Ginsberg, Mary Clay Fields & Douglas Phillips
The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza kicks off tomorrow so I wanted to do a special Unlocked episode so you can hear from some of the directors whose film will be playing. I have Erica Ginsberg, co-director of Creative Feds; Mary Clay Fields, director of Do You Like Peacocks?; and Douglas Phillips, director of Behind the Woods and Across the Sea joining me on the show today. It's a doc filled episode, but a good one! Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes:...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 52- Ryan Boera, DCBFF Filmmakers
It's a jam-packed episode folks! I'm talking with Picture Lock Contributor and freelance editor/cinematographer, Ryan Boera. He gives the scoop on Victoria & Abdul. I'm finally getting some of the interviews that I wasn't able to air prior to the DC Black Film Festival! You'll hear from Antonio Hernandez, director of the webseries Garnish; Eli El the director of The Cracked Mask; and Tarik Davis, writer/actor of Page One. Check out Ryan's work at www.ryanboera.com Watch Garnish...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 51- Fall Back Spring Forward 2017
Can you believe it's been a year since I started the Fall Back Spring Forward segment of the show? Can you believe Robert Winship has joined me for three season changes? Well, we're back at it again for the 2017 Fall season. We've got our top 5 most and least anticipated films on this episode of the podcast! Which ones do we want to see fall back, and which do we want to see spring forward...you're about to find out! Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes:...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 50- "IT" review
It's been a minute since the last episode, but I'm joined by Robert Winship to talk about the horror phenom "IT". What was supposed to be a quick review turned into an entire episode. So if you've seen the film, this one's for you, and if you haven't seen the film, we don't venture into spoiler territory! Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kevin-sampsons-picture-lock/id639359584?mt=2 Be sure to visit www.picturelockshow.com for everything Picture...
Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 49- DC Black Film Festival Pt. 1
I’ve got a great episode for you today folks! I love when I get to talk to filmmakers who are submerged in the essence of untainted, still grindin', doing it cuz they love it, art of filmmaking. On today’s episode I’ll be talking with some of the filmmakers who will be displaying their works of art at the DC Black Film Festival next week. I’ve got James Findlay the director of the Forever Alive Vlog Series, Mark Jason Welch, director of GMG Presents: Self Made, Stefon...