• 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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    73 MINS
    November 22, 2022
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    We hole up with Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" and discuss Cinematography, camerawork, off-screen violence; Story & Writing, "single location" filmmaking, skipping the robbery; Low-budget filmmaking tips on finding locations; 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,
    77 MINS
    November 15, 2022
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    We devour Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" and discuss Music, keeping heavy moments light; Cinematography, step-printing, lighting, reflections, shallow depth of field; Story & Writing, the thesis and antithesis, stories of broken people, transportation as a metaphor; 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,
    48 MINS
    November 08, 2022
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    We unwrap Brendan Fraser's "The Mummy Returns" and discuss Story & Writing, expanding the universe; Shifting the tone of a sequel; 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,
    97 MINS
    November 01, 2022
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    We get googly-eyed over the Daniels' "Everything Everywhere All At Once" and discuss Writing and Directing, crafting the edit in the script; Humor and drama, making tough subjects palatable for everyone; 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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