• 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
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    57 MINS
    August 15, 2017
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    In this episode we discuss adapting Stephen King novels; the differences between The Gunslinger book and The Dark Tower movie; moments of ineffective filmmaking; Enhancing the hero and villain; Girbaud vs Faded Glory, 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
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    49 MINS
    August 01, 2017
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    In this episode we have Master Pancake comedian Joe Parsons on to discuss turning a board game into a good comedy; making exposition fun; camera work that plays into comedy; the nature of comedy; 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
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    68 MINS
    July 25, 2017
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    In this episode we the artwork of the Dunkirk poster; the true enemy of Dunkirk; the nature of tension; Nolan likes to give context; 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
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    59 MINS
    July 18, 2017
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    In this episode we discuss the extremes of Transformers; acting (in a bad movie); do you blame the screenwriters for a bad movie?; FX; respecting the audience & the world of your film; 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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