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    HigletFilms was created in 2010 by Mary Higgins (WorldofHiglet) and hubby, Paul, as a showcase for their experimental web video/new media/webseries/web tv work.

    Their new webseries, 'Mind My Brains, Darling!' is now showing on

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VCON 2011 – new video from Wolf’s Head Productions

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Women in Webseries Geek Girl Con 2011It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we were last at VCON! What a blast we had for two weeks when Paul Best, Laura Olson and Angela Aro came up for a VCON and Girl Geek Con. We did several panels and screenings and meet some amazing people.

We were sorry to miss VCON in 2012 but from all accounts it was another fun and successful event. Hopefully we’ll be back in 2013.

Paul B has edited some of the footage from last year and released it on Vimeo – enjoy!

Vancouver Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention – Vcon -2011 from Wolf’s Head Productions on Vimeo.


Here’s some of the pictures we took during that crazy time in one lovely slideshow:

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Want to raise money for charity AND have fun? CSTS in Vancouver TOMORROW!

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CSTS 2011 Vancouver

*Update: added Avalon Recovery Society to funding recipients*
It’s that time of year again – time to don your Jayne Hat, count up your pennies and head into Vancouver to the Macmillan Space Centre for Can’t Stop The Serenity! By my calculations this will be the 5th year we’ve attended and it is THE ONE event we really look forward to. Great people, awesome entertainment and a fantastic day out for everyone. How many Jayne Hats will we see this year?

The whole idea behind CSTS is to raise money for charity by screening Joss Whedon’s film ‘Serenity’, holding auctions of really cool items and giving everyone a darned good shindig to look forward to. The main charity is ‘Equality Now‘ and CSTS Vancouver also gives some of the proceeds to BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and this year they have added the Avalon Recovery Society, which runs drop-in centres in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area.. This is why it is important:

This is what is in store for us tomorrow:

You’ve asked for it and here it is (always subject to change, of course):

10:30am Doors open
11:00 Brief introduction, then singing along to Dr. Horrible
11:55 Evil Laugh contest
12:15 An episode of Mind My Brains, Darling
12:25 Reaver Dance
12:35 Animism
1:00 Firefly Trivia Bingo
1:40 Episode 12 of Standard Action
2:00 Live Auction
2:35 Costume Contest parade and awarding of prizes
3:00 Close silent auction
Draw for Fan Expo ticket prize
Door prizes
Joss’s Equality Now speech
CSTS introduction
5:30 Announcement of winning bidders in the silent auction

There are still tickets left. Ticket sales at La Fontana will end at noon on Friday and on the blog at midnight. Any tickets left will be available at the door.

(from the Vancouver CSTS blog)

Hope we see you there! Here’s some photos from last year:

…and a video we did from 2010.

Looking forward to seeing you there tomorrow!


‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ back from hiatus and VCON news!

Appearances, documentary, Press Release, Production Log, webseries

Behind the scenes of 'Mind My Brains, Darling!': Robot legs

Behind The Scenes of Episode 4: Robot Legs

Firstly, some thanks
It has been a difficult few weeks since Paul’s dad died, and we would like to thank everyone who has been so supportive. It means a lot to us that so many people have taken the time to send messages and check in with us.

Episode 5 out next week!
We are now back into production of ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ and episode 5 will be out next Tuesday, 20th September. In the meantime you have a few days to catch up on Season 1 so far – and to make it easy you can watch them all here:

VCON 36 is less than 3 weeks away
VCON, “Vancouver’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention” runs from Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd. We will be there in force, and our timetable will be:

Friday 30th 7:00 PM ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ Screening
Saturday 1st 1:00 PM ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ Panel
Sunday 2nd 2:00 PM Webseries Panel

We have some special guests appearing at the panels and we’ll be revealing more about them very shortly – stay tuned!

More news – a new webseries documentary

We announced today that we will be filming a new documentary in conjunction with Wolf’s Head Productions (creators of ‘Border Guardians of Ackernon’ webseries). This is incredibly exciting and we will be talking to webseries creators, viewers and fans. If you would like to take part, please let me know (mary at higletfilms dot com). We will be filming at VCON and Geek Girl Con, so if you are going to be there make sure you come and find us 🙂

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Report from Vancouver CSTS: Our World Premiere Screening!

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CSTS Vancouver 2011 Some of the Silent Auction


We were thrilled to be included in the program of events for the 2011 Vancouver Can’t Stop The Serenity on Saturday. This annual event raises money for Equality Now and local charity, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation.

We arrived in Vancouver early to beat the traffic (if not the rain) and we were soon ensconced in the very special space under the H R Macmillan Space Centre. I do love that building!

The Vancouver Can’t Stop The Serenity fundraiser is a whole day of fun with a Dr Horrible Sing-Along, Evil Laugh Contest, Costume competition, Firefly Bingo, Silent Auction, special message from Joss Whedon himself….. and a screening of Serenity! Nestled in there was also screenings from two locally based webseries. ‘Standard Action‘, a ‘fantasy webseries for geeks of all ages’ that is full of fun, action and incredible creatures.

Late for my own screening…
While I was off helping to judge the Costume Contest time marched on, and I was suddenly alerted to the fact that the ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ screening was on, so I rushed off in time to see Paul introducing the show. I elegantly ran up to the podium (!) and said a few random words about our filming technique, BodyLine, and then the screening started.

We screened Episode 1, which came out last week, and also premiered Episode 2, ‘How’s Your Father’, guest starring Alan Douglas (Alan hadn’t even seen the finished episode!). When Episode 1 started it was very quiet in the auditorium, but the first laughs came quickly, which was awesome (and a relief!). The animated titles by Efehan went down very well and as people started to warm to BodyLine,

Episode 2 went down very well, with some real belly laughs at the right moments, and it was thrilling to hear the applause at the end! From the comments and congratulations afterwards it was great to hear the parts people liked the most.

Thank you to Gayle and all the people who worked so hard to ensure the even ran smoothly. It took a tremendous amount of effort to get everything ready and it was a great day out. I loved the message from Joss about the coming year, and it was really great to hear the special email from Jewel Staite, too. Talking to Joanna Gaskell and Vanessa Driveness from Standard Action was particularly interesting, too, and I can’t wait for us to meet up again. We will be on the ‘Women in Webseries’ panel at Geek Girl Con, and hopefully will be catching up with each other before then. I don’t often get to talk to other webseries creators in the flesh, but I’m resolving to do it more often. Joanna has also blogged about her day in the Whedonverse.

If you were there, thank you for your kind words and hope you like the red ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ business cards we handed out. I had a good day 🙂

Don’t forget that you can see Episode 2 very soon! It will be released at midnight EST today – which is 9:00 PM PST.

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World Premiere of “Mind My Brains, Darling!” at Vancouver CSTS!

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Can't Stop The Serenity 2011

JUNE 25th, 2011 – Can’t Stop The Serenity (CSTS) at Macmillan Space Centre, Vancouver

For the sixth year running, Vancouver will be hosting a day of fun and fundraising for Equality Now and a local charity, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation. Cities all over the world are participating in this event that has grown out of a desire to see Joss Whedon’s film Serenity on the big screen coupled with doing something worthwhile: raising money for good causes and having a shindig with like-minded fellows.

The origins of CSTS are uncovered in this interview with The One True b!X last year. Check out and find out where your nearest event is.

Mind My Brains, Darling! Poster by Jeremy Hodges

‘Mind My Brains, Darling’ World Premiere Screening!

We are thrilled to announce that during the Vancouver CSTS event there will be an exclusive, world premiere screening of our new comedy webseries ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ season 1, episodes 1 & 2. This means that people who attend will see episode 2 a few days earlier than everyone else – surely another reason to buy your ticket for Vancouver CSTS right now!! And don’t forget episode 1 is out on Tuesday, June 21st!

Silent Auction, Costume Competition, Evil Laughs, local webseries and more!

Vancouver was one of the original cities to host a CSTS event and over the years it has developed into a whole-day spectacular. This will be my fourth year celebrating with fellow Browncoats, and it is a day I look forward to all year. The Macmillan Space Centre is a great venue with ample room for the screenings and other activities and the atmosphere is wonderful. The Silent Auction has some amazing items again this year from Daleks to shuttles and from cupcakes to V. There will also be a screening of ‘Standard Action‘, a wonderfully geeky comedy-fantasy Vancouver-based webseries.

We took this video last year:

More Screenings and Announcements soon!

We will be bringing our Rom-Zom-Britcom to a few different places this summer so make sure you look out for more announcements soon. And if you are anywhere near Vancouver, BC then I hope we’ll see you next week!

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