This week we have stunt performer Geoff Scovell! Geoff does stunts on some great shows like 12 Monkeys, The Boys, The Strain, SEE, X-Men and much, much more. Geoff gives us insight on how stunts are created and performed safely. Mick and I learned so much about the life of stunt performers.
We’re bringing it back home to Virginia this week. Joe Duca is joining us today on the show. Joe is a Virginian living in L.A. Any chance we get to support local filmmakers is a good day in our book!
There is nothing to say except WE INTERVIEWED MICHAEL PARE’! Star of dozens of films, recognizable character actor from dozens more. Michael Pare’ is a handsome charmer who tells it like it is. This interview was an absolute delight for Mick and Brian.
Hello all you Focus Pullers, thanks for joining us! This week Mick and Brian discuss how an increase in the federal minimum wage could impact theaters, the paltry amount of spec scripts sold last year (and the previous decade), our love for a little film called The Warriors.
What happens when you delay recording because one host is under the weather? In this case the host doesn’t prepare! That would be me, Brian. But somehow we pulled a show from thin air. We laughed a lot and got pretty serious about the stock market (this truly is a film podcast, I swear) there at the end.
This week we try to stay on our topic of political films but, as usual, we have a fun trip down the tangent highway. We ultimately bring it back around to our chosen topic of choice, why we watch and what constitutes the genre. Is it top level government? Is it workplace politics? Is it historical? Factual? We talk about it all.
Ep 26: Happy New Year! F**K Off 2020! Quality YouTube, WW84 Happened, Directors: To Follow or Not to Follow
We can’t wait to say hit the bricks to 2020, the absolute worst year in generations! But even though last year was terrible we did have a few good to great-ish things happen. Including, miraculously, making Pulling Focus for a whole year (almost).
Ep 25: 2020 Favorite Films, Emotional Triggers in Film and Mick and Brian Share Their Early Projects with Each Other.
Episode 25 Begins with a loose list of our favorite films from 2020 including COSMOS, FATMAN, a bunch of Skyline titles and more from the streaming platforms. Because, well, the studios didn’t have a lot for us this year, did they?
Ep 24: Pick an X-mas Universe, Will Blockchain & Crypto Help the Industry, DaVinci Resolve, and WB & HBOMax Destroy the Teacart
Episode 24 opens up with Mick quizzing Brian on which Christmas Universe would he choose to live in. Somehow that led to a discussion of “is anyone really from L.A.?”.
We talk about procedural television and dream up one that could be shot in our hometown of Winchester that’s ripe with comedy and
Today Mick and Brian recount the fun we had at the Galaxy Quest screening and compare GQ to other uplifting comedic movies. We've seen some new stuff including FATMAN with Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Mel Gibson. Netflix continues to kill it during...
At the time of recording this episode the country was in the midst of the 2020 Presidential Election. The counting of ballots was taking forever! So we have to go on about that for a while. Then we got into the meat of what we intended to discuss. Cult Classic Movies!
Episode 21 is a full on chat fest with Mick and Brian. We discuss horror hosts, Tim Burton developing The Addams Family live action TV show with a little fan-casting from Mick and Brian. The death of mobile streamer Quibi announced after only 6 months. Finally, Mick gets on a pretty good rant about…
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)…