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Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer, director and actor duo Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) & PJ McCabe to talk about their latest indie feature, The Beta Test (2021).
After working together on the studio film The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), they talk about the differences between indie and studio films. They also discuss what it’s like to direct and act at the same time, why film festivals matter, and how to make your day on set.
And obviously, they dive deep into the making of The Beta Test. Not only do they talk about how they got the funding, but also about references, lenses, and how Jim edited the movie at home and how he sound-mixed it using Adobe Audition.
It was our first in-person interview since the beginning of the pandemic. We had an absolute blast talking to Jim & PJ. So we hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe.
THE BETA TEST
A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, infidelity, and digital data.
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