Kestrin Pantera has one of the coolest names ever.
She also has one of the coolest careers ever. As a classically-trained cellist, she has performed alongside Weezer, Beck and Brandi Carlile. Recently, she has been playing shows with David Wain and Ken Marino’s Middle Aged Dad Jam Band.
But her true passion is directing. Her latest film, Pretty Problems, is a funny and unpredictable exploration of wealth and privilege. After earning acclaim on the festival circuit, it is now available to watch on Hulu.
We talk to Kestrin about directing independent films, performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic and being raised by the also-amazingly-named Commander Pantera.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
[This episode is being released during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, Pretty Problems wouldn’t exist.]