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  • Mind My Brains, Darling! (poster by Jeremy Hodges)

    Set in Britain in 1979, Mind My Brains, Darling! follows the ups and downs of family life with the Worthingtons – a typical family with a mum, dad, two kids and a grandfather. Typical that is, for a peri-apocalyptic society ravaged by war and zombies for the past 4 years. Oh, and the dad is a Zombie.

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  • Mind My Brains, Darling! Season 1

Promoting the IAWTV Awards – want to be in a video?

Awards, IAWTV, Webseries

IAWTV award show logo

 

We have been talking about the IAWTV Awards for a while now, about why we decided to nominate ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ and why we support the Awards and the community endeavour. We feel that not being nominated in categories that had 150+ entries is no shame and we are proud to do our bit to help promote the Awards. And that’s where we could use a little help.

Why do we do what we do?
The IAWTV is asking creators to produce 30 second videos where they talk about why they do what they do to help promote the event. That’s a great idea even though trying to distill the myriad of reason into a 30 sec video is a challenge. They are also looking for FANS of shows to produce 30 second videos to say why they WATCH the shows they watch, and there are prizes available. This gives us (you, me and everyone else) a double opportunity. We are going to do a video about why we create and we would love to put you in it! We would also LOVE you to create a video saying why you watch us :)

So, to clarify, this is what you can do:

  • Create a 2-5 second clip of yourself saying hi, waving or doing something that we can include in our video. Or a picture will do if you don’t want to do a video. Send them to higletfilms@gmail.com and please put ‘IAWTV promo’ in the subject line (if you use the link it should do it automatically for you). Because, to paraphrase Michael Champagne from ‘Pretty’, “We’re doing it for YOU!”
And/or
  • Make your own 30 second video about why you watch MMBD* and upload it to your YouTube channel and follow the guidelines on the IAWTV site. There are prizes to be won!
We’ll be watching the IAWTV Awards on January 12th live on the IAWTV YouTube channel at 6:00 PM PST and we hope you will be, too.

* To be honest, we’d love you to make a video talking about any of the webseries you watch, not just ours, so don’t feel obligated to mention our show. Let us know you did one and we’ll watch and comment on it anyway :)

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IAWTV Awards: For Your Consideration – “Mind My Brains, Darling!”

Awards, IAWTV, news, Season 1, Webseries
Mind My Brains, Darling! (poster by Jeremy Hodges)

Mind My Brains, Darling! (poster by Jeremy Hodges)

 Voting on the IAWTV Awards is open!

All IAWTV members in good standing now face a daunting yet enjoyable task ahead – voting on submissions to the inaugural IAWTV Awards.

From the IAWTV website:

DEADLINES AND DATES

Online Entry Process Opens October 4, 2011
IAWTV Voting Membership Drive Ends October 31, 2011
Online Entry Process Ends October 31, 2011*
Preliminary Voting November 8 – December 9, 2011**
Final Round Nominees Notified December 14, 2011
Voting-Final Round December 14, 2011-January 5, 2012**
IAWTV Award Winners Announced January 12, 2012 in Las Vegas

*This is the final deadline. Access to the website will be disabled at 11:59 p.m. (PST) October 31, 2011.

**Only active IAWTV members in good standing can vote for the IAWTV Awards.  Contactmembership@iawtv.org with any Membership questions. Only Active Members who joined the IAWTV on or before October 31, 2011 shall be allowed to vote on the IAWTV Awards. There shall be no exceptions.”

 HigletFilms, represent!

After some debate about whether to enter, we decided we definitely would submit “Mind My Brains, Darling!” to the awards, and the post we did about it generated a lot of great discussion. 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. Here are the categories we chose along with the information:

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.

We’ll let you know how we get on!

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