Picture Lock: Get to Know Your Director

With his new film “From the Rough” fresh in theaters, Kevin Sampson is having a one on one sit down with Pierre Bagley, Director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture Television and Development (MPTD). The two will discuss his 35 years of industry experience, newly released film "From the Rough" (trailer below), and plans for the future of the MPTD office.

Even though this isn't a live event you can still participate! Mr. Sampson will pose questions for Mr. Bagley from the DMV filmmaking community! Be sure to send your questions to picturelockshow@gmail.com and you just may hear your question asked during the episode!



Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.