• 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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    22 MINS
    January 11, 2022
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    We crawl up the water spout to compare and contrast "Underwater" vs "Sunshine" and discuss best viewing order for this double-feature; the difference between the crews of Icarus II and the Roebuck; Danny Boyle vs William Eubank; giving hope and taking it away, letting moments breathe; 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,
    59 MINS
    January 04, 2022
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    We take a break from our normal format to interview Kevin M. Faulkner about his new novel, "The Sixth Traveler" and discuss what does the process of working with an editor look like, how do you handle feedback and decide what to use and what to ignore, what good feedback looks like, writing habits, how do you define a draft, character naming conventions, how his scifi universe reflects reality, the possibilities of interstellar travel in the future, advice for first time writers, 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,
    69 MINS
    December 28, 2021
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    We break into Gareth Evans' "The Raid: Redemption" and discuss cinematography, camerawork; fight choreography, fast & fluid fighting; story & writing, simple storytelling, kick the dog, and establishing the big bad; 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,
    63 MINS
    December 21, 2021
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    We witness George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and discuss cinematography, blue night, speed ramps, and packing the frame; story & writing, fatal moments, henchmen fodder; 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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