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.

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July 27, 2021 81 min

After a lively The Shining, Kubrick, Stephen King, Great Expectations whirlwind we go off on a great tangent about music and crypto currency.

The post Ep 39: The Shining, One of Us has Questions the Other has no Answers and a Lovely Music Tangent! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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After an early summer of "life" events, Mick and Brian are back. But DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! WE'VE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS!

The post Ep 38: Mick Recovers and Jersey Accents are the Best and Another Challenge appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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Mick catches Brian up on the happenings at Carolina Film Fest, celeb sightings and Casey, the other Scene Snob, missed connections! Our friend and podcast guest Jack Sholder announces his new project that he hinted at on our show back in October. Finally, MIck initiates an impression war between Casey and Ross Marquand. Make sure […]

The post Ep 37: Carolina Fear Fest, Jack Sholder’s New Joint, Mick Initiates An Impression War With...

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Brian likes Army of the Dead, Mick and Brian both love Letterkenny, the trailer for Edgar Wright's Last Night In SOHO looks amazing and Kevin Spacey is working in Italy.

The post Ep 36: Army of the Dead, Letterkenny, Last Night in SOHO and Kevin Spacey appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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May 11, 2021 60 min

This week Mick and Brian talk revenge! Spurred onward by new releases such as NOBODY, WITHOUT REMORSE and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN we walk the path of avengers, seekers of justice and some plain ole bad guys doing what bad guys do.

The post Ep 35: Revenge Movies! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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So much can happen between shows! This week we discuss, with little enthusiasm, the 2021 OSCARS and while Mick enjoyed the new format he and Brian both feel they got some of the winners wrong. What’s an annual OSCARS show without a rant? Mick’s channel, The Scene Snobs, held their inaugural Snobbie Awards for independent […]

The post Ep 34: 2021 OSCARS, The Inaugural Snobbie Awards And A Filmmaking Challenge! appeared first on Skyl...

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Brian and Mick took a hot minute off without skipping a show. That's how dedicated we are! But wow, were we feeling rusty. While we were away Brian took a break from movies and binged all of Battlestar Galactica. All of it. Mick took some time off from the mic and enjoyed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

The post Ep 33: The “I’m Not Sure What To Do With My Hands” Show appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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April 1, 2021 45 min

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.

The post Ep 32: Stunt Performer Geoff Scovell appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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March 16, 2021 61 min

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!

The post Ep 31: Virginia Filmmaker Joe Duca appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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March 2, 2021 57 min

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.

The post Ep 30: The Great Michael Pare’! appeared first on Skyline Indie Film Fest.

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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.

The post Ep 28: Behind the Scenes at PFPShow, Period Correct Language in Film and Of Course Meme Stocks! appeared first on Sk...

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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 […]

The post Ep 23: New Movies Watched, Brian Meets a Celebrity, Mick Hates The Sound of Music and...

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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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