Jack comes in hot with taking a stage name to match Mick, describing how you can only get a good cheesesteak in Philadelphia and diners. Small talk aside this episode is practically a master class in directing and filmmaking in general. Organization during pre-production, keeping a director’s book…
Pulling Focus Ep 19: RIP RBG & Animal, State of the Biz, Horror Anthologies, Halloween & Christmas Season Movies, and So Much More!
We open up the show confirming that we are the undisputed tag-team champions of filmmaking podcasts and get right into wrestling. We make a course corrections and pay our respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how important it is to VOTE. So make sure you’re registered, find out your voting early rules
Hey Mick, I think our hangovers are showing… Episode 18 is a rough and tumble sort of show. Brian and Mick are all out of sorts…
Pulling Focus Ep 17: Cobra Kai & Karate/Kung Fu Movies, The Exorcist Remake, The Princess Bride Live Read and Much More!
All our favorite karate and kung fu movies come up and how they inspired us to get into all kinds of trouble as kids. Hong Kong cinema and martial arts in Black Cinema make an appearance as we discuss some of our favorite hard to find fight films.
This week we cover a lot of ground on a lot of topics which means I make and get a lot of references completely and totally wrong!
Episode 15 is a special one! We have the cast and crew of the much anticipated FREELAND.
Our second interview on Pulling Focus is with writer, director, producer Gavin Michael Booth. We discuss the film he co-wrote and directed, the very unique Last Call. Last Call is a feature drama shot simultaneously from two perspectives in split screen. But this is no gimmick. The purposeful presentation is a wholly unique story telling method that delivers…
This week Mick and Brian go into great detail about the selection process for Skyline Indie Film Fest and the hell it is to choose what’s in and what’s out. The pressure is real, my friends!
We have a fond, yet wandering remembrance of Carl Reiner that takes us down the road of zombie movies of all places. Mick found an Australian zombie flick and said it’s the best he’s every seen. And it’s probably call UNDEAD. Maybe. Ultimately we end up on a Rob Reiner movie rant in regard to pretentiousness in filmmaking (its not what it sounds like)…
This week Mick and Brian go hard on some of their favorite movies to watch with their fathers and about great movie dads. Some you’ll find obvious but you might find a few that are a surprise. Drive-Ins coming to the rescue, filling the cinematic void with repertory film fare and we’re loving it! Finally we discuss the proposed opening of cinemas on July 15, 2020. Safety precautions they plan to take and how likely are Brian and Mick to jump back into theaters. Well, it depends…
Pulling Focus Ep. 11: #BLM, Diversity In Crews, Black Cinema Streams For Free and Films to Help Decompress.
It has been a long, frustrating couple of weeks. In light of the blatant brutality committed against Black and Brown Americans daily in the U.S., civil unrest from people of all colors continues to make the voice of the people heard. You will not treat our people this way any more. Be safe out there friends.
Pulling Focus Ep. 10: Remembering Two Greats, Reading Scripts, Writing Outlines & Treatments and Getting A Great Cinema Experience.
Skyline Indie Film Fest has some great news! We have partnered with Eventive to go virtual for out 8th festival. That’s right, Skyline continues in 2020 and we are super excited for the new opportunities that this new platform provides. We have big plans and can’t wait to share them with you. Brian and Mick go deep into script reading, script doctoring and delve into outlines and treatments finally landing in the television spec writing world.
This week Pulling Focus has our first guest interviews. Brian and Mick have a great chat with the sibling writer/director team Elliot and Zander Weaver. Joining us from their library in Birmingham, UK and they are delightful!
Pulling Focus Episode 8: Coping, Fandango Streaming, Film Festivals Pivot, Indie Film COSMOS, Story Beats Tech and Loglines
Mick and Brian are back again to discuss coping without theaters during quarantine. You can’t binge enough, cook enough, sleep enough to fill the void that going out to the theater fills. But we must power through and podcast, pontificate, speculate and just laugh at the world and ourselves. This episode ran long and we considered breaking it up into two but then again, why? Why break the flow? It was a good time and we hope you enjoy our chat.
The greatest book ever written on screenwriting? Brian and Mick are back again remotely with the latest episode of Pulling Focus. We can't wait to get back into the studio together but we're still remotely podcasting the show because we are highly responsible adults...
Mick and Brian are still recording remotely and all that comes along with that is in this episode. But choosing to look ahead and not focus on little distractions, join us as we discuss the films and shows we've been watching, the difference between a bad movie and an...
Mick and Brian get together remotely (pardon the audio) to discuss Netflix Party, celebrities singing and working from home, Davinci Resolve, being woke (or not) and much, much more.
Pulling Focus Episode 4: Impacts of a Pandemic, Max von Sydow, Keeping Your Investors Informed and much more!
Mick and Brian discuss major festival cancellations due to COVID19, supporting local businesses, finding support for your indie film project, Max von Sydow and lots more.
Starfish, Trailers That Spoil & TWC Legacy... Brian and Mick are back Pulling Focus on a little film called Starfish, trailers that spoil the movie, TWC’s legacy, Speilberg & Iger and much, much more!
Just two mugs getting to know each other Brian and Mick are back Pulling Focus on the Oscars, streaming versus theatrical, renaming Birds of Prey, 8k mirrorless cameras and a vertical format feature film out of Russia intended for theatrical distribution. Okay…...
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