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  • About HigletFilms

    Higlet

    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)

  • Interview with Felicia Day

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

episodes, news, Production Log
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 😛

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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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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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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