• The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    45 MINS
    June 12, 2018
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    We take a look at Ryan Reynolds in "Deadpool 2" and discuss: cinematography; satire and sincerity; writing; and much more!

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    103 MINS
    June 05, 2018
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    We gaze into Samuel L. Jackson & Tommy Lee Jones's HBO movie "The Sunset Limited" and discuss cinematography, shooting in a small room; acting; writing; and today we are also joined by a special guest and close friend, Barnabas!

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    56 MINS
    May 29, 2018
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    We find ET in Steven Spielberg's Sci-Fi classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and discuss Spielberg’s cinematography; storytelling devices; aliens; and much more!

  • The Pestle is a podcast dedicated to in-depth movie talk, because a good movie is often about more than what it's about.

    New Episodes Tuesdays @ 7AM CST
    Podcast,
    65 MINS
    May 17, 2018
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    We search for extraterrestrials in 1997's Robert Zemeckis Sci-Fi classic "Contact" and discuss the themes of "Contact"; visually reinforcing the themes; cinematography, framing and compositions choices; and much more!

Meet the Hosts

Wes Evans

Filmmaker / Actor

Wes Evans is a filmmaker in Austin, Tx. As Icarus Burning Productions since 2012, Wes has made short films, music videos, educational content, videos for small businesses, and many passion projects.

A large part of becoming a filmmaker has been learning by watching films. Netflix is really the best teacher. So, watching movies is not just a fun pastime, it’s work! And with this incessant need to analyze and learn, The Pestle was born.

Todd Sapio

Producer / Editor / Actor

A musician of over 20 years, Todd has been across the country experiencing cultures and stories he’s carried with him into a 7 year film production/editing career. Working with filmmakers, musicians and other artists to complete artistic visions has been nearly the whole of his life. “Film has been and always will be a passion and escape for me,” says Todd. “Talking about the process is the icing.”

As a devoted husband and father of two, the past 3 years have also seen the beginnings of a budding long-course triathlon career, completing multiple full and half Ironman distance races with sights on the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

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