Picture Lock: Sustainable Filmmaking in the DMV

The Picture Lock: Get to Know Your Director live show has been changed due to an amendment to Director Bagley’s schedule. There will still be a live show taping Monday May 12th on "Sustainable Filmmaking in the DMV".

Host Kevin Sampson will moderate a diverse panel of DMV filmmakers to hear about their experience in the area, their perspectives on our independent film community and thoughts on how our multi-faceted range of directors/artists pushing to get their work seen in our area can work together to realize their goals. 

Panelists include: Anthony Greene (“Thick”), Anne Welles (“Paradise Boys”), Christian Oh (“Better Off”), Harold Jackson III (“Under the Bourbon Moon”), and Anthony Anderson (“Anacostia”).

Picture Lock is filmed out of Arlington Independent Media. The format will be a live to tape studio audience discussion. Guests will have a chance to mingle at 7:30pm, with the recording beginning promptly at 8pm. We will open up to the audience for a Q&A discussion during the second half of the show.

This event is FREE and open to the general public but there is limited seating in the studio, so you must RSVP through Eventbrite  to attend the event below:


Transportation Note: Arlington Independent Media is located conveniently between Clarendon and Courthouse Metro. Parking is limited in front of the studio. There is metered parking across the street and surrounding area.


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.