• 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
    September 27, 2022
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    We kneel before Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and discuss Cinematography, a grand reveal; Story & writing, new depth to an old character; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • 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,
    79 MINS
    September 20, 2022
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    We try to responsibly discuss Spielberg's "Munich" and discuss Cinematography, heightening a moment through contrasting camerawork; Story & Writing, questions being raised, contextualizing the film; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • 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,
    81 MINS
    September 13, 2022
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    We swing through Spielberg's "Raider's of the Lost Ark" and discuss Cinematography, framing, blocking, cheating; Story & writing, setting up the supernatural, Indy the hero, epic failures; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

  • 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,
    87 MINS
    September 06, 2022
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    We excavate Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and discuss Cinematography, motivated camera moves; Story & writing, exposition, dialog cues, where the original succeeds and sequels fail; Sound, combining sound design with music to heighten a moment; and other such stuff and things and stuff.

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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