Picture Lock Radio: Ep. 87- Lewis T. Powell, Shayla Racquel, Patrick House, Terrance Smalls & Michael Faulkner

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This week I’m still talking w/ filmmakers whose films will be in the DC Black Film Festival showcase. On this episode, I’m talking with two filmmakers from our History and Hidden Figures block, which will take a look at stories from our history and hidden figures that should be known Friday August 17th beginning at 9AM. I have the writer/producer/director/star of Padlock Men, Lewis T. Powell and writer/director of Riverment, Shayla Racquel. Then, I have to filmmakers from our Friends: How Many of Us Have Them film block which will play Saturday August 18th from 11:20AM to 1:50PM, and focuses on films of friendship...or the lack theereof. I have interviews with the writer/director of Blue Diamonds, Patrick House and the director and producer of the web series Lost Kings, Terrance Smalls and Michael Faulkner respectively. 

Check out Padlock Men here: https://www.facebook.com/padlockmen/

Learn more about Riverment here: https://rivermentfilm.com/

Get those Blue Diamonds here: https://www.patrickhousefilms.com/bluediamondsfilm1/

Find Baltimore's Lost Kings here: https://www.facebook.com/lostkingstheseries/


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.