55 Podcast Episodes
Latest 21 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily
Jim Cummings on Why it Doesn't Matter if Hollywood Cares About Your Films
Jim Cummings is the producer/director/writer/actor behind acclaimed feature and short films like Thunder Road, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and The Beta Test. His work has garnered multiple Grand Jury Prize nominations and wins at both Sundance and SXSW. In episode #004 of the Musicbed Podcast, Jim offers empowering advice for filmmakers attempting to break into Hollywood on their own terms Topics include finding allies among industry gatekeepers, making the most out of DIY distribution, and the years-long journey to overnight success. • The reality of the Hollywood machine • Bootstrapping your own success • Capitalizing on new-found clout • The secrets of DIY distribution • The positive impact of "summer camp" sets • The Sundance/SXSW/Cannes experience Thunder Road—https://vimeo.com/174957219 The Beta Test—https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11738830/ The Wolf of Snow Hollow—https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11140488 David Fincher—https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000399/ Alien 3—https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103644/ David Gordon Green—https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0337773/ Halloween Kills—https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10665338/ Sundance2016—https://vimeo.com/173868076 The Robbery—https://vimeo.com/205973976 Lil Dicky—https://www.youtube.com/@LilDickyRap/videos Musicbed Podcast—linktr.ee/musicbed Brought to you by Musicbed, the leading sync licensing platform for authentic music from relevant artists. Learn more: musicbed.com.
21 Feb 2023
Episode CDLXXIII: Jim Cummings
Full Of Sith: Star Wars News, Discussions and Interviews
Bryan had the good fortune of sitting down to talk to Jim Cummings, the voice of Hondo Ohnaka on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels at Dragon Con this year. In it, he addresses the possibility of Hondo's return to live action and how our favorite pirate is doing.
15 Sep 2022
Corey & Kevin Talk About Nothing - Jim Cummings Thunder Road & The Wolf of Snow Hollow - Episode 119
Corey & Kevin Talk About Nothing
In this episode, Corey & Kevin talk about a few movies from Jim Cummings, Thunder Road, which seemed to have put Jim on the map, and The Wolf of Snow Hollow, which has a bigger presence and budget. We also start the episode off by talking about an indie movie called Hotel, by RC Films. You can watch for free on YouTube with the link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1s04581WuY #JimCummings #ThunderRoad #TheWolfofSnowHollow #IndieMovies #IndependentMovies #NoHollywood--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/corey-kevin/support
5 Jun 2022
Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe talks The Beta Test
The Valero Verdict
I sat down with Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe who wrote and stared in the film The Beta Test.
2 May 2022
Episode 248: Indie Horror Month - THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW and THE BETA TEST with Filmmaker & Actor Jim Cummings
On this special Indie Horror Month episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Heather Wixson is joined by writer, director, and actor Jim Cummings to discuss his films Thunder Road, The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and The Beta Test (coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 10th). Cummings also talks about working with David Gordon Green and Danny McBride on Halloween Kills, he reflects on his experiences with crowdfunding, and he gives insightful advice to aspiring filmmakers, including how you can get involved with his The Short to Feature Lab!
29 Apr 2022
WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW Writer, Director & Actor, Jim Cummings [Episode 87]
The Nick Taylor Horror Show
Jim Cummings is an American actor and filmmaker. He started his career in 2016 with the short film Thunder Road, which he extended into a 2018 feature film of the same name. You probably know him best for The Wolf of Snow Hollow, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. Wolf of Snow Hollow was one of my favorite films of 2020 and was the last performance of the dearly departed Robert Forster. Jim's latest movie is The Beta Test, a dark comedy thriller about a hapless young man who unwillingly makes a sex pact and is thrown into a dark underworld of intrigue. Beta Test is super intriguing and surprisingly funny. Jim carries the entire movie hilariously, no pun intended, reminds me of a young Jim Carrey. He's a super interesting recent addition to the horror world, and I can't wait to see what he does next. Here are some key takeaways from this conversation with Jim Cummings. Keep hustling. Jim wrote his first film, the short for THUNDER ROAD, on the commute to his job, and it got into Sundance and won. A lot of would-be filmmakers somehow feel the need to do something extreme, like quit their job before they give themselves the permission and validation to embark on their movie-making career. This isn't always viable or sustainable, and there are many cases of filmmakers with day jobs who get their first movies made while they're doing something else, and that's ok. What matters is that you're consistently pursuing it. There's a metaphor about two trains, where you're on one train that represents your current job, and adjacent to you is the train that you'd rather be on, representing your real passion. The more fuel you shovel into that other train, the faster it will catch up to the train you're on, and once it does, you'll know when to jump. Number 2, a natural extension after number 1, even when you get signed, still, KEEP HUSTLING! After Jim's short won at Sundance, he got signed at the very prestigious agency WME - it seemed he had arrived, but after doing a waterbottle tour all over Hollywood, talking to many producers and studios, he had no offers. Unfortunately, this is the rule and not the exception for many directors who are signed, even to major agencies - you can enter a desert and waste years at a time just sitting on your hands waiting for your agency to bring you something. I've heard of this happening to more filmmakers than I'd care to admit. Once you're signed, it's critical that you keep that indie spirit going and get your projects made. Typically agencies make a cut of the total budget of a project, so they're usually less interested in pursuing smaller budgeted indies; that's ok; you don't always need them. Despite being signed with WME, Jim bootstrapped, kickstarted, and then equity-funded his first feature, cobbling together about $200k. Only after making that movie did Hollywood really come knocking, and he was able to make Wolf of Snow Hollow for a couple million dollars. The lesson here is to never rest on your laurels and to keep pushing your movies forward with or without your agency. Find a way to pre-visualize pre-experience the tone and trajectory of your movie. Jim and his writing partner PJ do a fascinating thing with their scripts prior to shooting - they will perform the entire script, record it, score it then listen to it to see where the lulls are and what could be better. This is pretty brilliant as a way to kick the tires on your own material because sometimes you need to hear the material performed, or even perform it yourself, to know what it needs to work. Sometimes he'll rent a cabin with his friends and make an event out of it. When you're deep in the trenches of your screenplay, you'll likely get tired of reading & re-reading the same material and lose objectivity - instead, find a way to bring it to a new platform. This can counter your screenplay fatigue while bringing a whole new perspective to your project. Thanks for listening! Don’t forget to subscribe. ----- Produced by Simpler Media
3 Mar 2022
Episode 40: The Rise of Jim Cummings
Odd Trilogies with Logan and Andy
THEY'RE BACK! After an unexpected hiatus, Logan and Andy return to talk about the rising career of the fascinating director-writer-actor Jim Cummings. It's the RISE OF JIM CUMMINGS! The duo cover 2018's Thunder Road, 2020's The Wolf of Snow Hollow, and 2021's The Beta Test. As he jumps from genre to genre, we talk about how Cummings grows and adapts his style to each new story. Find out all about this up-and-coming filmmaker we love in this new episode of ODD TRILOGIES! Intro music: “Fanfare for Space” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3736-fanfare-for-space License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
12 Feb 2022
139: Sundance 2022 filmmakers with guest co-host Jim Cummings
The BraveMaker Podcast
2022 Sundance Filmmakers with special guest co-host Jim Cummings Watch JIM'S film THE BETA TEST currently on Hulu as of February 2022. https://www.instagram.com/jimmycthatsme/ Sundance 2022 Short filmmmakers: https://www.instagram.com/thishumanhere/ https://www.instagram.com/bygabrielaortega/ https://www.instagram.com/huellamovie/ https://www.instagram.com/myfirstvideoproject/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support
5 Feb 2022
Jim Cummings: The voice of Darkwing Duck, Winnie The Pooh, Cat from CatDog!
What's In My Head Podcast
James "Jim" Cummings, has been in the voice acting realm for the past 41 years. From voicing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pete and Drake Mallard, aka Darkwing Duck for Disney. Over on Nickelodeon he voiced Cat from CatDog, as well as Leatherhead for The 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This man his literally voiced so many characters from so many franchises that we wont be able to list anywhere close due to the 5000 letter count on this description!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmyheadpodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nmyheadpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/nmyheadpodYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WhatsInMyHeadPodcast/featuredDon't forget to subscribe and follow us across all social media platforms.
14 Jan 2022
Director Commentary: The Beta Test with Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe
The Letterboxd Show
We’re ecstatic to present this exclusive 90-minute audio commentary for The Beta Test. Rewatch the film with this playing in your ear and it’ll be just like having PJ and Jim in your living room! (Jim presses play on the movie at the 28-second mark, following a short intro.) Read more on Journal.
23 Dec 2021