Andy Ihnatko, technology columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, joined the cast of Beckinfield today portraying the Dean of Beckinfield State University (BSU) Dr. David Forrester. Andy’s first appearance, shot live on the main stage at Macworld|iWorld 2012, shows his character speaking in the main hall of BSU as he addressed the “students, esteemed faculty members and members of the media.”
Andy is in good company for his premier video, appearing with Jonathan Frakes, who plays the character of Dylan Marks, and Michael Town, the winner of the Ultimate Online Audition Contest. Careful observers may even spot Theatrics co-founders Biff Van Cleve, Bob Gebert and myself in the video.
We look forward to more of Andy’s appearances and to following the adventures of Dean Forrester.
Late breaking news. Andy Ihnatko will be joining Jonathan Frakes, Bob Gebert and myself on the main stage at Macworld|iWorld 2012.
Theatrics.com, creators of Beckinfield, has been invited to speak at the Film Event of this years Macworld|iWorld conference. In addition to the presentation, we will be shooting a special episode of Beckinfield with Mr. Frakes. That episode will now also include a special appearance by America’s Most Beloved Tech Journalist, Andy Ihnatko.
Mr Ihnatko, technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is well known in the Macintosh community from his frequent appearances on podcasts such as MacBreak Weekly, This Week in Tech and his latest creation The Ihnatko Almanac.
In the increasingly special episode of Beckinfield, Mr. Ihnatko will play the part of Dr. David Forrester, Dean of Beckinfield State College. The Fr. Forester is introducing Dylan Marks (played by Jonathan Frakes) at a press conference being held on his campus. Attendees at Macworld will watch as the main stage is transformed into a college presentation room, and even be involved in shooting the episode by playing the parts of residents of the town of Beckinfield.
It is a real thrill to be working with both Mr. Frakes and Mr. Ihnatko on the project.