News

Tuesday 18 April 2017 BEHIND THE MIRROR has been released on iTunes and Amazon Video - check it out!!

Wednesday 12 April 2017 In less than a week, BEHIND THE MIRROR will be released on iTunes and other platforms!! Mark your calendar for April 18.

Tuesday 28 March 2017 LOCOMOTIVE introduces RANT HQ - broadcasting random truths from around the world:
http://www.locomotiveonline.com/author/rant-hq/

Thursday 16 March 2017 ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION will be available on demand April 4th:
http://bit.ly/2p4wB8U
Composer: George Kallis / Music Score Executive Producer: Nicolas D. Sampson

Sunday 26 February 2017 Sampsonic Media congratulates MOONLIGHT for winning the against-all-odds Best Movie award at the Oscars.

Monday 13 February 2017 Sampsonic Media attends the Berlin Film Festival.

Monday 6 February 2017 Random Media announces their movie slate for distribution including BEHIND THE MIRROR:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34440136/indie-leader-random-media-announces-biggest-slate-ever-12-new-indie-films-releasing-from-random-media-february-to-april-2017

Friday 27 January 2017 BEHIND THE MIRROR will soon be released. Check out the new trailer on IMDb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3633594/

Monday 9 January 2017 Sampsonic Media sponsors THE PINK MOON AND ORANGE EARTH, a devised theater play for and by children in Cyprus.

Sunday 11 December 2016 Sampsonic Media is looking forward to 2017 - with new movements on LOCOMOTIVE, BEHIND THE MIRROR, WAKE OF LIBERTY and much more. Happy Holidays!

Thursday 3 November 2016 With a punky roar we welcome D.D. Wood to LOCOMOTIVE: http://www.locomotiveonline.com/author/d-d-wood/

Friday 14 October 2016 Sampsonic Media steps aboard riveting feature film VITA & VIRGINIA.

Thursday 15 September 2016 Katrina Woznicki and Maro Pol join LOCOMOTIVE. Read their quirky and intriguing stories here:
www.locomotiveonline.com/author/katrina-woznicki/
www.locomotiveonline.com/author/maropol/

Sunday 21 August 2016 One week to go till the Hudson Valley film festival screening of BEHIND THE MIRROR. Don't miss it - August 28 @ 12pm: www.hudsonvalleyinternationalfilmfestival.com/sunday-film-schedule

Friday 29 July 2016 BEHIND THE MIRROR screens 10pm today at the Seattle Transmedia and International Film Festival: http://trueindependent.org/venues/

Tuesday 12 July 2016 Another festival acceptance for BEHIND THE MIRROR, this time at the Hudson Valley International Film Festival - very exciting, indeed. The festival runs from 26-28 August.

Friday 24 June 2016 Writer D.L.C. Heslop joins LOCOMOTIVE - check out her profile and work: www.locomotiveonline.com/author/dlcheslop/

Monday 6 June 2016 STIFF, Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, has selected BEHIND THE MIRROR for competition screening! Festival dates: July 28 - 31.

Wednesday 1 June 2016 BEHIND THE MIRROR has signed up for world-wide distribution with LA-based company Random Media; a great home for the movie!

Tuesday 21 May 2016 LOCOMOTIVE blogazine is live: www.locomotiveonline.com

Saturday 14 May 2016 Budapest: The live orchestra recording for ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION, with composer George Kallis at the helm, commences.

Thursday 28 April 2016 Sampsonic Media becomes Music Score Executive Producer for feature film ALBION: THE ENCHANTED STALLION, directed by Castille Landon and starring Jennifer Morrison, Debra Messing, John Cleese and Stephen Dorff.

Monday 11 April 2016 ‘We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.’ ~ KURT VONNEGUT. More news about UNSTUCK IN TIME (by Whyaduck Productions), the upcoming documentary on the iconic author, coming soon.

Wednesday 16 March 2016 WAKE OF LIBERTY @ creative workshop in rustic Positano, Italy – observing the effect geography has on a character's actions.

Thursday 10 March 2016 Getting ready for the Sirenland 2016 Writers Conference, where WAKE OF LIBERTY will be workshopped. Some amazing authors will be instructing, such as Karen Russell (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize 2012), Dani Shapiro (author of the best-selling Devotion), and Jim Shephard (winner of 2005 Massachusetts Book Award).

Saturday 20 February 2016 We are looking forward to the release of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel on Feb 26.

Sunday 14 February 2016 BEHIND THE MIRROR wishes you a Happy Valentine's day and bids everyone to be loving but mindful of their surrounding environment.

Monday 08 February 2016 www.behindthemirror.com the official site for the film is now live!

Saturday 23 January 2016 WAKE OF LIBERTY has been accepted to the Sirenland 2016 Writers Conference. We are delighted to be in such great company. More details to follow.

Thursday 07 January 2016 WAKE OF LIBERTY - the project's development is gathering pace. We are diving back into classic works from masters like Tolkien and Martin to appreciate how they developed their extraordinary worlds. Watch this space for updates.

Tuesday 22 December 2015 We have received distribution interest for BEHIND THE MIRROR. What a great way to end the year!

Tuesday 15 December 2015 KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME, a documentary by Robert B. Weide and co-executive produced by Nicolas D. Sampson is now in post-production. Check out the IMDB page here.

Friday 27 November 2015 WAKE OF LIBERTY. A two-day creative workshop in the town of Over, UK, ended with success. We've laid some strong foundations for the coming books and TV series.

Thursday 29 October 2015 Sampsonic Media is in the process of optioning the film rights to a sizzling book. More details to follow in due course.

Friday 06 October 2015 We've just had the European Avant Premiere of BEHIND THE MIRROR in Nicosia, Cyprus. The film will run in cinemas nationwide from Friday.

Friday 02 October 2015 We've just finished two versions of a teaser trailer for BEHIND THE MIRROR, beautifully cut by Charles-Antoine Hennegrave in London. View them on here.

Wednesday 30 September 2015 Nicolas Sampson, Sampsonic Media Founder, and Writer & Executive Producer of BEHIND THE MIRROR, has given an interview to Sigma TV about the film in anticipation of the European Premiere in Cyprus next week. It’s all Greek to us but you can watch it here.

Monday 28 September 2015 The BEHIND THE MIRROR trailer is complete (will link out to youtube coming soon video). Great work Fishbowl, CA, it looks awesome! Watch it here.

Thursday 24 September 2015 Another Festival selection for BEHIND THE MIRROR at the The Great Lakes International Film Festival, U.S.

Friday 28 August 2015 BEHIND THE MIRROR has picked up a U.S. Sales Agent in Circus Road Films, CA. Distribution, here we come!

Wednesday 01 July 2015 Sampsonic Media is officially a co-executive producer in UNSTUCK IN TIME, a documentary on the life of iconic author Kurt Vonnegut, author of Mother Night and Slaughterhouse 5. So it goes.

Tuesday 11 August 2015 We're very pleased to announce that Jonathan Moens, who in a past life worked on numerous articles with Nicolas at Urban Times, has joined the LOCOMOTIVE team.

Wednesday 15 July 2015 Illustrations, content and back-end all ready for the LOCOMOTIVE. A big welcome to Argyro Nicolaou who joins the team to manage the site. Look out for its launch in August.

Thursday 25 June 2015 Another award!! BEHIND THE MIRROR has picked up Best Thriller at the Manhattan Film Festival.

Friday 19 June 2015 Tonight is the World Premiere of BEHIND THE MIRROR at the Manhattan Film Festival. We’ve come a long way to get here and boy are we going to enjoy it!

Friday 01 May 2015 Our first award! BEHIND THE MIRROR has won Best Thriller at the Mexico International Film Festival.

Monday 02 March 2015 Our festival strategy has been signed off and we’re ready to submit BEHIND THE MIRROR to over 50 festivals around the world.

Sunday 01 February 2015 Producer, Director and formerly fearless stuntman Arno Hazebroek has joined the team and is our new Chief Operating Officer. Gavin Denman who was temporarily holding the fort can now concentrate on being Creative Director without dealing with another spreadsheet ever again.

Saturday 19 December 2014 The Final cut for BEHIND THE MIRROR is ready. DVD Screeners being produced as we speak.

Wednesday 19 November 2014 Congratulations to Nicolas D. Sampson for posting his five hundredth article on Urban Times.

Sunday 22 September 2014 A year to the day we started shooting, we are very close to picture lock on BEHIND THE MIRROR. A big nod to Minos Papas, our director-turned editor, who is working tirelessly to deliver a cut.

Thursday 03 July 2014 First graphic sketches for the LOCOMOTIVE are ready and Gavin Denman has created a magical world. With the hard bit done, we’re taking a break on it to concentrate on the film and then back on-board at the end of the year.

Monday 02 June 2014 First cut of BEHIND THE MIRROR is in. It’s rough and raw but looks stunning!

Friday 06 October 2013 We've got conceptual lock on the LOCOMOTIVE design! The overriding theme will be a cerebral loco-motivated journey through an imaginary world. All the content will then live in stop-off stations / locations for the reader to disembark.

Sunday 27 October 2013 Writing begins for the LOCOMOTIVE, a new website. Content will include Fiction, Memoir, Social Commentary (including the series Spin Doctor, formerly at Urban Times), EON (an original social commentary), Videos, Poetry, and others. Possible theme categories include culture, media, politics, economics, human behaviour, film, music, books, religion and science.

Friday 25 October 2013 It's a wrap on BEHIND THE MIRROR. It’s been six weeks of intense pressure but we've definitely got some magic in the bag.

Sunday 22 September 2013 First day on set of BEHIND THE MIRROR. Everyone’s geared up and ready to roll. Tomorrow we begin shooting.

Friday 09 August 2013 We've revamped Nicolas D. Sampson's Blog. Check it out at here (www.nicolasdsampson.com) for an eclectic mix of flash fiction, social commentary and cultural review.

Tuesday 23 July 2013 The BEHIND THE MIRROR script is done, locked, ready to shoot!

Saturday 26 January 2013 We're in the Hudson Valley, upstate New York scouting for locations for BEHIND THE MIRROR. It is absolutely stunning around here; I think we’ve nailed it!

Monday 07 January 2013 Sampsonic Media. The name change from ‘Behind The Mirror Ltd’ is officially complete. Sampsonic Media continues working as usual, while we steal the old name for the feature script we are developing.