• 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,
    106 MINS
    May 17, 2022
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    We punch our faces through Sam Raimi's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and discuss Netflix's core problem and what their action plan should be to fix it; Story & writing, dramatic needs and character arcs; Directing, set design, genre-bending; 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,
    33 MINS
    May 10, 2022
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    We drive around Karen Gillan's "Dual" and discuss story & writing, tone, "boring" finale, symbolism; 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,
    75 MINS
    May 03, 2022
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    We sneak into Wong Kar-Wai's "Chungking Express" and discuss cinematography, step-printing, the emotional impression of motion blur; story; directing & Acting without lines; 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
    April 26, 2022
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    We raid Robert Eggers' "The Northman" and discuss cinematography, locations, set design; story & writing, exploring historic cultures; 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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