SAMANTHA LAVIN...  Founder of Fair Fight Films. 

Director's Reel

Samantha Lavin​ is an award winning DGA director, assistant director and writer who has worked on film and television projects including “Lucifer”, “The Mayor” and “Criminal Minds”.


Samantha adapted and directed the British play “Key Change” in its West Coast premiere. It received an LA Times 99 Seat Beat Critic’s Pick for its innovation and raw staging of a story highlighting women in prison.


Her feature film "7 on 10" which she wrote, about a basketball player who is incarcerated for killing a woman in an alcoholic blackout was accepted to the Outfest Screenwriting Lab and workshopped in the Joan Scheckel Filmmaking Master Class whose graduates include Mike Mills and Jill Soloway. 


Samantha wrote and directed the film, ​"In Memory of Me"​ which screened at over 40 festivals worldwide, winning awards including Panavision’s New Filmmaker Grant.  She created a television show called "Out of the Frying Pan" which was optioned by NBC/Comcast who hired her to direct the presentation pilot.


Samantha has served on the Lesbian and Gay Advisory board of West Hollywood as well as Women for Sobriety Center; an organization serving formerly incarcerated women.