Pulling Focus Ep 13: SkIFF Selections, Carl & Rob Reiner, Hamilton, All I Can Say & so much more!

Pulling Focus Ep 13: SkIFF Selections, Carl & Rob Reiner, Hamilton, All I Can Say & so much more!

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)…

Pulling Focus Ep 12: Father’s Day Favorites, Drive-Ins Ramping Up & Cinemas Open This July

Pulling Focus Ep 12: Father’s Day Favorites, Drive-Ins Ramping Up & Cinemas Open This July

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. 10: Remembering Two Greats, Reading Scripts, Writing Outlines & Treatments and Getting A Great Cinema Experience.

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.

Pulling Focus Episode 8: Coping, Fandango Streaming, Film Festivals Pivot, Indie Film COSMOS, Story Beats Tech and Loglines

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.

Pulling Focus Episode 7: Screenwriting

Pulling Focus Episode 7: Screenwriting

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...

Pulling Focus Episode 3: No Podfade in Sight!

Pulling Focus Episode 3: No Podfade in Sight!

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!

Pulling Focus Episode 2: What? Two In a Row!

Pulling Focus Episode 2: What? Two In a Row!

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…...

Pulling Focus Episode 1: The Testisode

Pulling Focus Episode 1: The Testisode

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