About Hampton Films

Hampton Films projects create change through education, insight and thoughtful storytelling.  A commitment to socially conscious filmmaking represents the values of its principals, Sam and Kirsten Hampton, a husband and wife team.

Sam Hampton - Director

Director Sam Hampton brings experience in integrating media and storytelling in the learning environment.  He is a first-generation college graduate who grew up in the inner-city of Rochester, New York.  He received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Urban Education from Cleveland State University.  Professionally, Sam’s career has focused on empowering underserved populations: as Program Director at the Executive Leadership Foundation to bring enhanced technologies to Historically Black Colleges and Universities; as Executive Director for a community technology center on Capitol Hill; and as co-founder of Docs In Progress, a Washington D.C. region education and training organizational resource for documentary filmmakers.


Kirsten Hampton – Producer

Kirsten has held positions of Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, and Associate Dean at cultural institutions, think tanks and universities. Kirsten has been named Arts Fellow by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Residency Fellow by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Poetry Fellow for The Gettysburg Review’s Conference for Writers. She graduated with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University.

Documentaries by Hampton Films:


Transcending Surgeon (visit site)

Grand Jury Finalist, American Black Film Festival 2014


Mr. Stokes’ Mission (visit site)

Endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies


Hidden Books – the Art of Kumi Korf (visit site)

2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Documentary Short

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