Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 108- Brandon Hairston & Shannon Washington

Happy Friday Folks! I’ve had a little break in the action as I went to the Sundance Film Festival for the first time this year! So I have an interview that I did with director of Native Son, Rashid Johnson, right before the film’s premiere in Park City. Definitely check here for a slew of Sundance movie reviews.

Today I’m talking with two web series creators, Brandon Hairston of Bad Web Series and Shannon Washington of Genereckless. We talk about what inspired their web series and more. The great thing about web series is that you can go check them out right after you listen to this. After, you listen to this ok? 

Find Bad Web Series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u78Jx0e28-U&list=PL9jh-GFVt0UY7nVjcchRjK_U5mvFxZSMb

Get Genereckless here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpPJ8iKqmKc

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Marianne Hettinger of Prince Harming

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Hey folks! I’m back from Sundance 2019 and the terrible cold I caught coming home from Park City. So I can finally get this After Show out to you. I’d meant to post it prior to leaving for Utah, because it was edited and ready to go…it just didn’t make the export somehow! Regardless, here’s a solid After Show episode w/ the multi-talented Marianne Hettinger of Prince Harming! We talk about making sure you have the right team around you, how to find the right distributor for your project and more. Enjoy!

Avoid your Prince Harming here: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarmingFilm/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 107- Jill Demby Guest & Maxine Trump

Happy Friday folks! Today I’m joined by writer/director/producer Jill Demby Guest of the doc And Now Love and writer/director of the documentary To Kid or Not To Kid, Maxine Trump. Fair warning, I had a little Forrest Gump moment with Maxine’s interview on her first question cut out a bit on the call. I was able to catch another one later, but my apologies. But I’m sure she’ll find it funny as she did get her start in comedy...and that’s all I have to say about that. Plus I have the Picture Lock Question of the week from last week.

Find And Now Love here: https://www.andnowlovethemovie.com/

Check out To Kid or Not To Kid here: https://www.tokidornottokid.com/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 106- Marianne Hettinger & Maya Gallus

Happy Friday folks! Today I’m joined by writer/director/producer Marianne Hettinger of the film Prince Harming and writer/director/producer of the documentary The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, Maya Gallus. I had a great time talking with both of these female filmmakers who’ve created important films with a message sprinkled with entertainment. Plus I have the Picture Lock Question of the week from last week.

Avoid your Prince Harming here: https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarmingFilm/

If you can stand The Heat watch these female chefs in the kitchen here: http://redqueenproductions.com/index.php/portfolio/the-heat/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 105- Top 10 Films of 2018 ft. Dean Rogers

Happy Friday folks! Today I’m joined by Dean Rogers of the Rogers Revue to discuss our top 10 films of 2018. As you can imagine, if you get two film critics in a room to talk best of...it can take a while. So this podcast episode is a little bit longer than the usual, but it’s definitely a good listen. I’ll be the first to admit, I probably could have livened it up with audio clips from films, but so many were missing from the online EPK that I moved forward without them. I’ll make it up to you at some point this year! lol 2018 was a good year for film and we had a lot to talk about! Thanks for listening and supporting!

Find Dean here: http://therogersrevue.com/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 104- Top 5 Black Films of 2018 w/ Tim Gordon

Happy Friday my people! Today I’ll talk with Tim Gordon aka Film Gordon, founder of the Black Reel Awards about our top 5 black films of 2018. Black directors had a stellar 2018 with blockbuster films grossing over 1.3 billion in the box office! Next week I’ll do my top 10 of 2018 with Dean Rogers of the Rogers Revue that’s more widespread, but this week I want to go niche. Let me know your thoughts on our list and what films you enjoyed the most!

Check out Tim here: http://thefilmgordon.com/

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Picture Lock Unlocked: Interview w/ Roma's Yalitza Apiricio (Happy New Year!)

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Happy New Year my people! I’ve been silent for a bit but I promise to get back in the saddle from the holidays. Today I’ll talk with actress Yalitza Apiricio, star of Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film “Roma”. The film is out on Netflx now and it’s a must see! Plus, for all my filmmakers, I’m releasing a book in January that you’re going to want to pick up! Details inside this mini-sode. Thanks for listening, have fun, but be safe tonight!

Check out Roma here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80240715

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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.

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 103- Director Jesse Atlas

Happy Friday my people! Today I’ll talk with Jesse Atlas, director/co-writer of Let Them Die Like Lovers, an emotionally charged thriller about a soldier who jumps from body to body to complete missions and the toll it takes on her. Plus I’ve got your answers to your favorite holiday films. 

Check out Jesse here: https://www.autonomika.com/

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Ali Cotterill of North Pole, NY

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I’ve got some #wednesdaywisdom for you with this After Show with Ali Cotterill, director of North Pole, NY. We talk about how to keep your audience engaged over a long period of time, how to cut through the noise to market your film and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening.

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cut straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Definitely worth the time to listen #indiefilmmakers!

Check out North Pole, NY here: https://www.northpolenyfilm.com/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 102- The Christmas Chronicles, Ali Cotterill, & Amy Adrion

Happy Friday folks! As of today, Picture Lock is now a 30 minute episode. So I’ve got two amazing filmmakers on the show today. First I talk with the director of North Pole, NY Ali Cotterill. We talk about her film which focuses on Santa’s Workshop, one of the first theme parks in the U.S. battling a changing economy and digital world. I also talk with Amy Adrion, director/producer of Half The Picture. The documentary is about the dismal number of women directors working in Hollywood, but covers successful women directors, their career paths, struggles, inspirations and hopes for the future. 

But first, in celebration of Ali’s film, I have my review of Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles. Definitely a winner to watch with the family this season. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the listen!

Check out North Pole, NY here: https://www.northpolenyfilm.com/

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Picture Lock PR After Show: Deshuna Spencer of KweliTV

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I’ve got some #wednesdaywisdom for you with this After Show with Deshuna Spencer of KweliTV. We talk about the importance of telling authentic visual stories in your marketing, doing the research on your content, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode! Thanks for listening.

The after show is where I ask my guests two questions that cut straight to great takeaways for how to improve the PR and marketing for your production and they throw one at me. Definitely worth the time to listen #indiefilmmakers!

Find out more about Deshuna here: http://deshuna.com/

Check out KweliTV here: https://www.kweli.tv/

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Picture Lock Radio: Ep 101- Holiday Movies, Creative Edge Collaborative, & KweliTV

Happy Friday folks! I hope you are enjoying those leftovers! This week on the show I have Chair, Secretary and Manager of the Creative Edge Collaborative, Talaya Grimes. She’ll talk about what the Creative Edge is and the Future of Film and Media Conference they’re holding Nov. 30 through Dec. 1st at Bowie State University. I also talk w/ Deshuna Spencer of Kweli TV. She talks about her online streaming platform designed to serve films and stories of and by people of the African Diaspora. But first, Thanksgiving is over, but there are certainly movies to see this weekend. I’ve got friend of the show, Tim Gordon, to talk about the films you can check out with the fam this weekend!

Find out more about the Future of Film & Media Conference: https://www.fof.media/

Check out KweliTV here: https://www.kweli.tv/

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