• 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.

  • 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,
    74 MINS
    July 13, 2021
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    Yes, we linger on "Meet Joe Black" and discuss establishing characters; pacing and how it can reveal character; cinematography, the shadow of death, Bill's one-candle wish; 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,
    95 MINS
    July 06, 2021
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    We paddle through Eugene & Dan Levy's "Schitt's Creek" and discuss cinematography: sitcom lighting; story & writing: the setup, the situation and why it works, characters and performances, deep dive into the arc of Alexis; the Overton window, expanding cultural acceptance of once-provocative ideas; 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
    June 29, 2021
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    We whisper about Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and discuss cinematography, recreating childhood, symbolism of shadows; grace vs nature; 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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