Pulling Focus

Pulling Focus

Pulling Focus, brought to you by Skyline Indie Film Fest and The Scene Snobs in Winchester, Virginia, brings you the best conversations and discussions about movies and filmmaking including new, undistributed independent films from around the corner and around the world.... Show More

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February 16, 2021 57 min

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.

The post Ep 29: Minimum Wage, Spec Scripts, The Warriors And Tons More appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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.

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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.

The post Ep 27: Political Movies and Why We Watch. Also Wild Tangents About Forest Whitaker and More! ap...

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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).

The post Ep 26: Happy New Year! F**K Off 2020! Quality YouTube, WW84 Happened, Directors: To Follow or Not to Follow appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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?

The post Ep 25: 2020 Favorite Films, Emotional Triggers in Film and Mick and Brian Share Their Early Projects with Each Other. appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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

The post Ep 24: Pick an X-mas Universe, Will Blockchain & Crypto Help the Industry, DaVinci Resolve, and WB & HBOMax...

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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 Christmas with this year’s Alien Xmas. We’re excited The PEANUTS are back […]

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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!

The post Ep 22: Too Much Politics, Not Enough Cult Classics! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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...

The post Ep 21: Addams Family To Be Resurrected? Quibi Dies A Quick Death, Peanuts Have Left The Building appeared first on Skyline ...

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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...

The post Pulling Focus Ep 20: Jack Sholder Interview & Directing Master Class! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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

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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...

The post Pulling Focus Ep 18: The Hangover Show, aka Don’t Be Dumb and a Whole Lot More appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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.

The post Pulling Focus Ep 17: Cobra Kai & Karate/Kung Fu Movies, The Exorcist Remake, The Princess Bride Live Read and Much More! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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!

The post Pulling Focus: Ep 16 Mick and Brian Have A Chat-Fest appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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Episode 15 is a special one! We have the cast and crew of the much anticipated FREELAND.

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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...

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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...

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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 Bria...

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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.

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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...

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