• 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
    March 10, 2020
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    We march through Sam Mendes' "1917" and discuss cinematography, first and last frame, creating coverage in a long take; story & writing, setups and payoffs; editing, tips & tricks of hiding a cut; 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,
    81 MINS
    March 03, 2020
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    We travel through Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and discuss cinematography, resetting the frame; audio + music; writing & storytelling, immersive storytelling; 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,
    73 MINS
    February 13, 2020
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    We profile David Fincher's "Mindhunter" and discuss cinematography, and use of color and camera movement; editing; writing & storytelling, some of the subtle psychological inserts; 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,
    2h 44 mins
    February 01, 2020
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    We take a detour from movies to see Wes' fat loss strategy and discuss the 3 rules of fat loss; Why you have failed to lose weight; Metabolism myths; paleo, keto, Whole30, etc; Predictability; tracking your progress, and my favorite tools; My diet, meal prepping, recipes, supplements, dealing with hunger; Working out: cardio, and lifting weights; Injuries; Staying motivated; 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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