Jim Cummings has made quite an impression so far in his filmmaking career, bursting on to the scene with Thunder Road and The Wolf of Snow Hollow. Along with PJ McCabe, he brings us The Beta Test, a twisted mystery thriller full of infidelity. 

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.
What The Beta Test does so brilliantly is that it opens with such an intriguing scene that will hook you in for such an entertaining mystery. From the off, Cummings and McCabe hit the ground running and keep the film ticking over with a slick script and oddball characters for the lead character, Jordan, to run into on his journey of discovery. 

As expected with Cummings, this is a film full of dark humour that doesn't just feel there for the sake of it, serving the narrative well while ensuring you a good few laughs throughout. 

Coming to the performances, Jim Cummings leads the film with a great turn as the man desperately searching for the truth behind his sordid escapades. Cummings does the dark humour so well and he adds another layer to his performance here with Jordan's professional and personal life going to shit at every given opportunity. 

The Beta Test is another highly entertaining film from Jim Cummings, someone who I'd love to keep seeing make films for a very long time. 

Blue Finch Film Releasing presents The Beta Test in cinemas 15 October



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