• 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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    68 MINS
    June 08, 2021
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    We sneak through John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place Part II" and discuss cinematography, framing horror for a PG-13 movie; story & writing, differences between part 1 and 2; why sequels are hard; 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,
    85 MINS
    June 01, 2021
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    We gotta see about Gus Van Sant's "Good Will Hunting" and discuss story & writing, Boston as a character, character driven vs plot driven, the climax & ending; mood, and music; 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
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    70 MINS
    May 25, 2021
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    We summon Disney's "Aladdin" and discuss story & writing, pushing the story forward, theme; notes from the screenwriters; Wes reveals the first movie he ever saw in theaters; 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
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    93 MINS
    May 18, 2021
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    We seize Robin Williams' "Dead Poets Society" and discuss cinematography, spinning cameras; story and writing, what's in a name?; 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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