Jim Cummings is most recognized for his Sundance Jury Prize-winning short, “Thunder Road,” which was shot in one take and was lauded as one of “the best short films ever made” by Indiewire. Continuing his exploration of long take cinema, Cummings returns with a comedy series composed of single takes. These different episodes feature different protagonists as they experience the most pivotal moments of their lives.
Episode 1: The Robbery
“I was just trying to get my dog back today.” To save her dog from the pound, Crystal robs a liquor store: it doesn’t go so well.
Episode 2: Marty <3 Kate
“Man’s life is cheap as beast’s.” As the manager of a restaurant, Marty has to spin many plates, but he drops all of them when his ex-girlfriend comes in for a date.
Episode 3: Parent Teacher
“Nobody should be eating tater tots as a meal.” Mr. Zahn meets the parents of his unruly students and learns that the apples don’t fall far from the trees.
Episode 4: Cory Comes to Christmas
“If you fall, I’ll catch you.” Bringing someone home for the holidays is always tough, especially in this family….
Episode 5: The Stop
“Last thing you guys want in your car is a feathered serpent.” Gloria and her friends do drugs and then get pulled over by a cop.
Episode 6: Native Stand Up
“Do you guys know where I can find a bunch of people that look like me?” John performs stand-up comedy for the first time. It actually goes pretty okay.
PRD: Natalie Metzger; WRI: Jim Cummings, Dustin Hahn; DP: Drew Daniels, Lowell A Meyer; ED: Jim Cummings