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.


September 8, 2022 67 min

First on the show for Filmmaker Showcase #4 is Skyline alum, Anil Dhokai. Anil and Strawhouse Pictures are back in Winchester with Unblocked a short sci-fi comedy about aliens whose cloaking device malfunctions. It’s a fun film with a great punchline! Another Skyline alum, Kai Brown discusses the short film True Crime, made by Brown […]

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Skyline's filmmaker showcase #3 is chock-a-block full of Virginia and mid-Atlantic filmmakers. This area is hot for filmmaking!

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Recording these Filmmaker's Showcases is a blast. I see many more of these in our future!

Remember, tickets for all these short films and everything else programmed at Skyline Indie Film Fest are available now at www.skylineindiefilmfest.org.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to help us foster the indie spirit!

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This show is special! We have five short filmmakers on the show today and they each were kind enough to come on Pulling Focus to discuss their films and filmmaking.

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Skyline Indie Film Fest draws ever nearer and we once again have a special guest with us today. Today, documentary filmmaker Jeremy Berger is on the show discussing his feature doc Hoopties. The film follows three teams of racers desperately try to finish a 24 hour race in cars that cost less than $500.

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Skyline Indie Film Fest approaches and we have special guests with us today, Sashia Dumont Robinson and Paul Robinson! This filmmaking duo run sen3productions making incredible indie films and host a great podcast, the Go Guerilla Filmcast. Check out both sites, follow, comment and like their work and their episodes, they are truly fostering the indie spirit. We love that!

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This week on Pulling Focus, we touch on the cannabis laws in Virginia, Brian is going to see Back to the Future, The Musical, we talk about "Big & Tall Village" since Europe was not designed for a 6'8' stud like Mick Manhattan, is Tik Tok helpful to filmmakers, and how we both feel about film critics.

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Yes. Yes, we are aware that we need to prepare for shows but, as the title says, we're the laziest podcasters alive. You're getting two guys who love movies but also are trying to figure out the world like friends do. Sometimes we actually hit the mark and discuss film, film culture, Hollywood and the like.

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Make sure to visit us over at The Scene Snobs and Skyline Indie Film Fest. Please like, share, subscribe and review we really appreciate it!

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Dr. Strange and the Madness of the Multiverse Sam Raimi is still amazing (even though Brian felt Raimi was too silly) Reboot or return to series, worth it or not? Streaming platform Pluto is Mick’s go to choice Depp v. Heard because we just gotta… Mick gets to reunite with Jack Shoulder at Carolina Fear […]

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This week we discuss Empire Records, how Pam and Tommy gave rise to the internet, how porn directs technology, catching up on the Smith/Rock situation and so much more!

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This episode, Mick and Brian have apparently turned their brains off and can't remember 90s bands and movies. Our trivia mojo is fading. Sam Elliott, really? Not so subtle homo-eroticism in old westerns, and other Best Picture noms.

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March 16, 2022 57 min

We're back! Yes, after a short break Mick and Brian are back in the studios, laughing and chatting it up about all kinds of things. Sometimes we even manage to talk about movies!

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Mick and Brian do their best to discuss movies. But, alas. We talk about so many reasons we need therapy!

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It's so cold outside that Brian will not accept an actual temperature reading! Mick doesn't trust bus drivers. Disney is everywhere and Brian is terrible at segways.

RIP Meat Loaf and Louie Anderson and Mick breaks Brian's heart by calling Green Day "classic rock".

Mick has a perfect troll technique for country music fans and Brian falls right into it.

Brian and Mick are not only podcast co-hosts but we're n...

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First and foremost, Mick and Brian have fond memories of John Madden, Betty White and Sidney Poitier. What an end to 2021 and beginning to 2022. Rest in peace you American Treasures.

We move on to discuss how many movies we watch and is there a such a thing as watching too many movies.

Mick suggests that people like movies or have favorites because of some personal affiliation or familiarity to the plot. He's right!

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December 29, 2021 59 min

Happy Boxing Day! Today the show goes into our opinions about The Matrix and Spider-Man: No Way Home among others. Make sure to visit Mick over at The Scene Snobs and Brian at Skyline Indie Film Fest. Please like, share, subscribe and review we really appreciate it!

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Merry Christmas! That's it. You get no more Christmas in this show. We still have fun meandering around some movie talk, the old days of warming up the television and hand turning 30 foot tall antennas in thunderstorms. Then, Brian says "Why Jersey" and Mick goes off about Jersey and the built in attitude. Like movies, it has a lot to do with shared experience.

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Happy Thanksgiving to those in the States! We've been watching movies and giving thanks for all of you! Believe it or not, Mick and Brian do not have an argument on this episode. Instead they discuss Spiderman, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, crypto currency and lots more. Enjoy!

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New Flicks including DUNE, SOHO, RUST and Antlers

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