Jim Cummings is an American writer-director most well known for Thunder Road, a film in which he dominates the screen throughout and brings an edgy officer Jim Arnaud to life. Having done virtually every job in film on his way to carving a niche for himself, there is an inherent momentum he brings to every project he touches.
With his latest entitled The Beta Test, he teams up with best friend PJ McCabe to deliver a searing character study of life inside the Hollywood machine. Touching on personal data pooling, individual identity and issues of infidelity, The Beta Test pulsates like a raw nerve. Exposed, tender and perpetually vulnerable, this thriller makes some pertinent points about contemporary culture.
Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe recently sat down with Martin Carr to discuss the project and open up about The Beta Test; check it out below, and be sure to head on over to our YouTube channel for more exclusive interviews and video content…
SEE ALSO: Read our review of The Beta Test here
Shortly before his wedding, ruthless talent agent, Jordan (Jim Cummings) receives a mysterious envelope offering no-strings-attached sex with a stranger in a hotel room. Initially amused, then intrigued, he becomes obsessed by the idea of a secret erotic adventure and impulsively accepts. But will he regret his choices when his meticulous, superficial world threatens to collapse under the weight of his burgeoning lies?
The Beta Test is out now in UK cinemas.