25th Oct2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #243: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe on ‘The Beta Test’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmakers Podcast #243: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe on The Beta Test – Writing, Directing, Editing, and Starring together in your Indie Film

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.

Check out our review of The Beta Test right here.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


Comments are closed.