• 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,
    67 MINS
    September 21, 2021
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    We set our sights on Denis Villeneuve "Sicario" and discuss cinematography and pacing; what the walls in Sicario can tell us about the story; writing & story, the rule of repeats, and complex perspectives in Sicario; 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,
    114 MINS
    September 14, 2021
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    We interlink with Denis Villeneuve's "Blade Runner 2049" and discuss building on the original's visuals, ideas, et al; story and writing, Joi as exposition and expansion of what it means to be human; special guests Chris Menges and Cassandra Lopez who work at Weta Workshop and worked on the miniatures of Blade Runner 2049; 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,
    71 MINS
    September 07, 2021
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    We test Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" and discuss styling the Future, the visuals and world-building of Blade Runner; story & writing, the pacing, and meaning of the story; 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,
    67 MINS
    July 22, 2021
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    We try our hardest with "Rudy" and discuss turning a small story into a big story; dramatizing real life, how movie lies can communicate the truth to the viewer; 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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