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  • About HigletFilms

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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 Blip.tv.

  • Mind My Brains, Darling! Season 1

  • Goodnight Princess Omnibus (Acts 1-3)

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Christmas 1979, Worthington’s style.

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MMBD Christmas Special

Season’s Greetings!

It’s that time of year when we gather together to toast our loved ones, those far away, and those gone before. Even if they are still around.

Merry Christmas from The Worthingtons!

 

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Last chance to submit to IAWTV Awards: our Mind My Brains, Darling! choices

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Mind My Brains, Darling! Poster by Jeremy Hodges
Last week we posted about our decision to submit ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ to the IAWTV Awards. That post generated a lot of discussion both on this blog and way beyond. After deciding to actually go for it, we then had to choose which categories to submit in and which episodes to use. We would have LOVED to include Megan Lynch’s album ‘Songs The Brothers Warner Taught Me‘ in the ‘Best Original Music’ category, but because the album was not written for the show we couldn’t do that.

Here’s what we ended up with:

Best Comedy Series:
Episodic British romantic zombie comedy period piece set in the 1970’s. Filmed in a brand new experimental style called BodyLine where no faces are shown. Funded by crowd sourcing. With it’s own soundtrack. Packed full of nods to geek culture and more.


Best Writing (Comedy): Paul Higgins, Mary Higgins

Ep 2: How’s Your Father. The whole series is a tribute to the heritage and style of traditional British farce. In this episode we have vicars, housewives, retired colonels, tea, cucumber sandwiches and slapstick comedy. All innocently delivered in 6 minutes.

Best Directing (Comedy): Paul Higgins, Mary Higgins

Season finale: Gone With The Wind. The final two thirds of the episode is essentially a silent movie. The action and characters’ interaction takes place with no dialogue at all. Nods to Star Wars, Dr Who, Buffy, Le Petomane.

Best Design (Art Direction/Production): Paul Higgins, Mary Higgins 

Episode 4: Ai! Ai! Ai! Robot! Completely recreates the 1970’s era of British comedy and sci fi. Specially built set mimicking a 1970’s British bedroom, entire living and dining room and police station. Plus – a working robot!

Best Supplemental Content:  http://mindmybrains.com

Accompanying website expands the universe in which ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ is set. Contains biographies of characters plus interviews with cast, crew and creators. Competition winners are actually featured in every episode. Behind the scenes posts about all aspects of production and beyond including the successful fundraising on IndieGoGo for Season 1.

So -what do you think? Did we include your favourite episodes?

Don’t forget the submissions end at 11:59 PST tonight – and good luck to every one who enters!

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Ep 5 out now, plus some teasers for the Season Finale next week

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Behind the Scenes of Mind My Brains, Darling! - Robot Arms

Behind the Scenes of Mind My Brains, Darling! - Robot Arms lovingly modelled by Josephine Hoy

Thank you for all the RTing, sharing and wonderful comments about Episode 5! It’s great to be back on schedule and it’s nice to know that people are still sticking with us. Apart from the person (who will remain anonymous) who complained on YouTube about seeing Sgt Fido’s head :P

What is more experimental than BodyLine?
When we first thought about doing a whole series using BodyLine, we were keen to see just how far we could go. No heads? Check!* Characters that say no intelligible words? Double check! Sight gags involving headgear? Check, check, check! But what if we could go further? What if we could do more – or less…?

Episode 6 out next week
We have been saving this one until last because it is, in the words of Dr Feyrer, “…very potent, very experimental, and very dangerous.” And yes, Dr Feyrer makes another guest appearance (more Josephine Hoy – always a good thing!). The original concept was simple, but the execution was not. And while the robot in episode 3 took the longest to make, and the choreography of episode 5 took the most rehearsing and planning, the post-production on ep 6 took probably the longest to do. We think you’ll agree it was worth it.

Hard to wait until next Tuesday?
We are here to help. We’re your friends and have been thinking about how to get you through the next few days and have come up with a foolproof plan. The best way to pass the time is to do the following:

1) Rewatch Season 1 so far on Blip.tv and on then YouTube, leaving comments, likes and favourites for each episode.
2) Send each episode to a different friend, or perhaps multiple friends. They will thank you for it (and so will we!).
3) Tell us which is your favourite episode, and why, on our Facebook page or sent to @HigletFilms on Twitter.
4) Send us your own BodyLined response video – on YouTube or anywhere else – and we’ll share it with everyone.
5) Then sit down and have a nice cup of tea.

Repeat every day and the time will fly by!

* This doesn’t include animals, OBVIOUSLY! In case a certain person is reading. Although we didn’t have any complaints about the gerbil or goldfish, so maybe the person in question has something against dogs…?

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Ep 4: Letting it all Hang Out on Google +

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Guest Star Josephine Hoy

Episode 4 of ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ is out a Midnight July 12th EST (which is 9:00 PM PST Monday 11th) on Blip.tv and features Guest Star Josephine Hoy  as Dr Feyrer. To celebrate this we are going to something a bit different. I recently joined Google + and I’ve been itching to try one of the features – Hang Outs.

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Your Invitation Awaits…

UPDATE: Megan Lynch will be hanging out with us, too! ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ is using her wonderful album ‘Songs The Brothers Warner Taught Me‘ as the soundtrack to Season 1.

This will be a fun trial where we will be Hanging Out on the set and hopefully talking to people via webcams and chat. Josephine can’t make it up to Canada, but she will be online on her webcam too, so you can ask her questions about her acting work, being on the set and her new upcoming series.

If you aren’t on Google + yet then just let me know and I’ll send you an invite. And if you want to Hang Out on Wednesday then tell me in the comments and I’ll make sure you get an invite to the Hang Out.

More ways to play….

We’re already working on an End of Season online party which could be on Google + or Ustream or Stickam or somewhere else. If you have any suggestions please let me know because we want to make sure as many people as possible can join in.

Season 1 so far….

In case you missed any episodes so far, here they are:

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Mind My Brains, Darling! Episode 2: How’s Your Father

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Alan Douglas as Fr Aloysius Rambo Guest star this week: Alan Douglas as Father Aloysius Rambo!

 

This week’s episode is chockful of innuendo and was quite a challenge to film. However, it was an opportunity to work with one of our friends, Alan Douglas. Alan is no stranger to webseries and is creator of The Masked Roger. This week he swaps dreams of world domination for the simple and holy life of a humble priest.

Father Aloysius tends his parish from St Tapioca’s Parish Church, keen to spread the good word. His passion for cucumber sandwiches is his undoing, unfortunately…

‘Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat’ by Megan Lynch from ‘Songs The Brothers Warner Taught Me’ on http://meganlynch.bandcamp.com/

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‘An Inspector Calls’ – Ep 1 of ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’

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Mind My Brains Darling Episode 1 on BliptvDoes your Midsummer’s Night Dream involve zombies? In 1979? In England?

If so, you are in for a treat! After months of work we are very proud to present Episode 1 of ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’, our new Rom-Zom-Britcom:

 

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