• 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,
    83 MINS
    January 09, 2019
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    We journey into JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and discuss cinematography; adapting a novel; Wes's favorite edit in the movie; and we are joined by Joe Howes, actor, aerial drone filmmaker, VFX artist, WETA Digital programmer, and resident Lord of the Rings expert encyclopaedia; 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,
    70 MINS
    January 01, 2019
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    Yipikaye, melon farmers!! We slomo jump into "Die Hard" and discuss if "Die Hard" is the best action movie and the best Christmas movie of all time; story & theme; cinematography; we are joined by special guest WETA Digital programmer, and actor Joe Howes(!!!); 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,
    65 MINS
    December 19, 2018
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    We fly through Alejandro G. Iñárritu's oner "Birdman" and discuss cinematography, mirror shots, motivated camera moves, upstage lighting; themes and story; acting; we are joined by special guest badass WETA Digital programmer, and actor Joe Howes(!!!); 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,
    70 MINS
    December 11, 2018
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    We trek through the documentary "Free Solo" and discuss lens compression and how it affects the story; love and climbing; we interview Aicacia, a badass rock climber; 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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