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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

The search for a #MindMyBrains hashtag!

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

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

This time next week EPISODE 1 will be OUT!

That’s an amazing thought, eh? After months of work ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ is nearly here! Have you seen the Season 1 trailer yet? Now comes the hard bit – making sure as many people as possible see this amazing new webseries.

Which brings us to Twitter and the quest for the perfect #tag.

For weeks we’ve been using #Mindmybrains #webseries as the #tags on Twitter, and thanks to everyone who has been using them. It really helps if we all the same tags. It makes it easier to see who is talking about the show, and helps us spread the word more easily. So we are reluctant to change it at this stage. But – are there better tags out there? Can you suggest a better one?

How about:






What do you think? Keep it as it is or change?

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Rock Star Interview with Efehan Elbi

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Efehan Elbi and Nathan FillionEfehan Elbi and Nathan Fillion.

This week’s Rock Star Interview is with the amazingly talented artist Efehan Elbi. I first met Efe a long time ago through our shared love of The Guild. I followed him on Twitter and through that saw his outstanding animation work, like ‘So Then, Don’t Wait’ and ‘Rainfall‘, which features the voice talents of Molly Quinn. He has a graphic novel series about Genevieve, available on

Efehan is also a filmmaker and webseries creator. His latest work with Zac Tatham and Aaron Manczyk as part of the ‘Family Contact‘ collective, explores relationships, family, time and work in a unique, refreshing and hilarious way. Think you know what’s going to happen next in ‘Living with Friends’? I sincerely doubt it – you’ll have to watch to find out! There’s a great review of the team on the Toronto Film Scene magazine.

When we announced ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’, Efehan was very supportive. Once he heard about the opening credits we were hoping to have he very generously offered to do them. He has created a wonderful sequence for us that we can’t share with you!

What are your earliest memories of TV?

Sesame Street! I have glowing memories of watching an episode before school if my parents would let me, and just adoring everything happening in front of my eyes.

Who was your hero/heroine when you were 10?

Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, I bet. Or maybe Han’s children, Jacen and Jaina, thanks to the Young Jedi Knights book series.

Can you make a good cup of proper English tea?

Guaranteed I can’t, but I can make a cup of semi-decent Turkish tea, which isn’t too far off maybe?

Efehan Elbi, warrior artistEfehan Elbi, Warrior Artist

What was your first actorly part?

My breakthrough role: I played the major villain in my friend Justin’s 50 minute (fifty whole minutes!!) action-thriller “Quick Punch” for English class. It was a high school masterpiece.

How do you spell colour?

Theu riught wauy.

What are your favourite films and/or TV shows?

SO MANY! But with my childhood obsessions taken out of the list … I can narrow it to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Firefly, and Princess Mononoke. And of course, Castle, to which I feel bonded quite closely.

Special mention to Babylon 5 for the epic arc and, of course, Bruce Boxleitner. Him and Patrick Stewart are my surrogate fathers, and Nathan Fillion and Edward James Olmos are my captains. I’m sure I’m not alone, there.

Joss Whedon: yes or no?

Mhmm. Every Buffy and Angel fan knows which episodes make me want to hug the man for ever existing. The Whedons are absurdly talented folks.

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, where would you head?

A guy who worked at a shooting range in Los Angeles once told me to head there in case of zombie apocalypse, specifically. That being my most legitimate apocalypse invite to-date, how could I turn him down?

FPS or Role Play?

FPS can relieve stress, but Role Play is for all of the day!
(Currently playing the Atlus title “Radiant Historia” on my DS and more or less living in heaven while doing so).

Was the last question a false dichotomy?


Thanks for everything, Efehan – hope we’ll meet up soon!

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Rock Star Interview with Jeremy Hodges

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Jeremy HodgesGraphic Designer Jeremy Hodges. Is he on a boat?

Recently Mind My Brains, Darling! was among those webseries selected by to be featured in their new website redesign. have done an amazing job with their new site and we are proud to be part that. Congratulations to the whole team. 

It meant, though, that we needed to have some spanky new artwork. Now, I can manipulate an image as well as the next person, but create new stuff? On demand? That had to look really good? It wasn’t going to happen, no matter how hard I jabbed at stuff in Gimp.

I was bemoaning my lack of eptitude in this department on Friendfeed when Megan suggested I ask one of the graphic designers. Lucky for me, Jeremy Hodges from Rampart Design Studios was on hand and jumped straight in to offer his services.

Within two days he had produced some amazing work, completely in keeping with what we wanted. If you want to see Jeremy’s artwork go over to our new page to see them – you will love them! We have already had enquiries about teeshirts and we will be announcing more on that soon. You can follow Jeremy on Twitter and his design website is


Jeremy was born a poor black child. Actually, not quite black. More like white, but definitely poor. Then the aliens came, but let’s skip to the happy part. Jeremy grew up in the backwoods area around Houston, Texas and didn’t do anything constructive besides watching movies his parents taped off of the television and then quoting them incessantly. He moved to California and found a career in graphic design as well as a wife. Now he and his wife work together running a small graphic design studio (back in Houston – this time doing constructive things … and quoting movies).

What are your earliest memories of TV?

I remember that television told me what time it was. When I was young, we lived near my cousin for a short time and I can still remember that After Tom and Jerry was over, I would have to endure that horrid Andy Griffith show until my cousin came home.
I remember that I could never figure out where they hid the audience that laughed at the Scooby-Doo episodes. Or where the players had the scripts hidden to remember their lines.
Cartoons were always a huge influence on my life. In fact without my love for cartoons, my wife and I might never have hit it off like we did. We talked about Animaniacs for 2 hours straight in a lettering class.

Who was your hero/heroine when you were 10?

Conan the Barbarian. I’m not talking about the sleek, Frank Frazetta comic Conan, but the Germanic, brooding, gap-toothed, Schwarzenegger Conan from the John Milius movie. I was also partial to Mad Max, but that might have come a little later. I think one definitely led to the other.

Can you make a good cup of proper English tea?

No. All I can make is hot-leaf-juice. But I can make a righteous cup of coffee.

What was your first actorly/creative role?

I was involved with teaching a summer acting class in Houston at a junior college (but for high-school kids). I really liked the improv theater and teaching kids to get out of “themselves” for a while, but it wasn’t really for me in the long run.
I wasn’t doing anything creative again until I found that I could do graphic design.

Jeremy Hodges Graphic Designer

How do you spell colour?

With a zed.

What are your favourite films and/or TV shows?

That’s a tough one. You can peruse my flickchart. But really, I’ll just tell you that I’m a sci-fi/fantasy geek that appreciates quality humor. I like M*A*S*H as much as I like Doctor Who.

Joss Whedon: yes or no?

Actually, no. While most geeks I know are browncoat-wearing, spittle-dribbling fanboys/girls – I never developed a taste for his over-the-top, wink-at-the-camera, try-too-hard one-liners. (I’ll apologize in advance for all the hatemail you will receive because of this.)

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, where would you head?

I live in Texas. I can drive 20 minutes in any direction and find a compound more heavily armed than Ted Nugent’s hunting lodge on November 5th, 2008. (How’s that for a try-too-hard one-liner?)

FPS or Role Play?

RPG. With the exception of Quake, no FPS has ever been as fun as some of the great RPG games of our time. See: Zelda, Planescape: Torment, Vagrant Story.

Was the last question a false dichotomy?

No way. Everything in life can fall into the camp of FPS or RPG. For example: “Mom, what kind of applesauce did you buy?” “First person.” See? Works great.

Thanks for a great interview, Jeremy – and for stepping in a literally saving my Mac from being thrown out of the window.

And as for the Whedon thing – that’s ok, we can still all be friends. Drool notwithstanding :P

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Rock Star Interview with Megan Lynch

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Megan Lynch, picture by Paula Wirth

Megan Lynch is a singer and so much more. Her album, ‘Songs the Brothers Warner Taught Me’ has been a favourite of mine since I bought it. When we started to develop the idea for ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ it was the obvious choice for the soundtrack, and Megan graciously allowed us to use her music. And it fits beautifully, the songs ranging from upbeat to sultry, all delivered with passion by Megan.

Megan is an independent artist who recorded and produced her album herself, which is no mean feat. She is also an accomplished musician and Voice Over actor who is generous with her time and expertise. You can follow Megan on her websiteTwitter, Facebook, and Flickr.

What are your earliest memories of TV?

Our black & white TV in the corner of the living room…watching LA’s Channel 52, which played Little Rascals (Our Gang), The Three Stooges, and old cartoons. Plus the old Indian test pattern and color test pattern (which didn’t matter because we didn’t have a color TV).

Who was your hero/heroine when you were 10?

The Wonder Woman TV series was still 3 years away so I was probably into WW via Superfriends. I was big into Greek mythology when I was 10, so that aspect of WW’s background appealed. I was also a feminist starting very early in my life (don’t know where it came from. It’s not like I was learning it explicitly from anyone in my family) and Wonder Woman, in her ideal state, is a powerful role model for girls & women.

Can you make a good cup of proper English tea?

Probably not. I picked up the habit of drinking Earl Grey tea when I was an exchange student in Denmark, where I was introduced to daily tea time. I still don’t put milk in my tea, though.

Megan Lynch with the Cheap SuitsMegan Lynch with the Cheap Suits, picture by Paula Wirth

What was your first actorly part?

I played the Nurse in scenes from Romeo & Juliet in HS.

How do you spell colour?

color. But I spell “gray” as “grey”.  And I often use the British pronunciation of “leisure”.

What are your favourite films and/or TV shows?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Wonder Woman (first season), The West Wing, Sports Night, The Black Adder, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Wonderfalls, Bab 5, Xena

Blazing Saddles, most Frank Capra films, many Woody Allen films, Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies, Betty Boop (esp the ones with classic jazz), Raiders of the Lost Ark…. I could go on and on…

Joss Whedon: yes or no?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, where would you head?

Maybe a cemetery. Perhaps they wouldn’t be expecting much good live meat there.

FPS or Role Play?

I don’t do either because computer games are really hard on my hands. However, I’m more likely to do role playing. I like social things.

Was the last question a false dichotomy?

I’m not a qualified MD.

Thank you so much, Megan! you can buy the album, ‘Songs the Brother’s Warner taught Me’ from Megan’s Bandcamp page. You’ll be glad you did!

[Note: I have been trying to embed the album but WordPress doesn’t like iframes, so please follow the link and listen to/buy the album there!]

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Mind My Brains, Darling! Holiday Special


Christmas in the bosom of the Worthington’s family home, 1979
Petunia’s little (zombie) helper, Jeremy, has rustled up a hearty meal for the family….
Season 1 filming starts January 2011 – see for more details!
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Competition Time! Do you want a part in ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’?

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YAY! We did it! Our Indiegogo campaign for ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ has ended and is a huge success! THANK YOU!!

After the excitement of reaching (and actually exceeding!) the goal we are forging ahead. This weekend we’ve been recording the exclusive, extra video for funders who donated $10 or more – and that’s a lot of you! Hopefully it will be completed and up for you later in the week.

And there’s more….

How about a part in ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’?

We know that many people would love to have a chance to contribute to a webseries if they could and see their names in the credits. So we’re launching a competition that will give you the chance to do just that! And you don’t even need to leave your house….

What we want:

A short (no more than 45 seconds) audio clip of you reading the MOST BORING RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT you can think of. In a POSH BRITISH ACCENT. You DO NOT have to be BRITISH to take part, we want to hear from people from all over the world, because this competition is open to you wherever you are. ANYONE can enter! :)

UPDATE: a FAKE British accent is FINE! Have a go no matter how bad you think it is…but do at least try :)

If you’re not sure what we mean then go and have a listen to Lord Poncenby announce the ‘Turning Left at Albuquerque’ podcast chapters.

You can announce any sort of program you like but you need to start your audio with these words:

“And now British Radioweb Entertainment Worldwide is proud to present…..” then the name of the show and short description. Then fill the remaining seconds (if any) with a portion of the program. Remember…BORING!!

Examples of programs you might announce:

Cooking with offal, Madame Le Croix’s Guide to Etiquette and Manners, This week in your Victory Garden….the possibilities are endless, fire up your imaginations! If you want to reference things from the 70′s that is fine, but please no trademarks, slander or bad language (we have delicate ears).

There will be THREE WINNERS, to be announced two weeks after the competition ends.


Send your submissions to with the subject line “Mind My Brains Radio Announcement Competition”, or you can click below:

By sending in a submission you are agreeing:

  • to let us use your clip in any way we want
  • you have not used copyrighted material without the express permission of the owner
  • that we will not pay you (now or in the future)
  • that the judges decision is final

If your clip is chosen we will:

  • edit it to fit the episode
  • give you full credits at the end of the episode

Please ensure the following before you send us an entry:

  • the clip is no more than 45 seconds long
  • mp3 format only
  • there is no music or sound effects (we only want your voice)
  • you have read and understand the submission agreement

We can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

ONE LAST THING…..we didn’t want to make following us on Facebook or Twitter a part of the competition because not everyone uses them and we want as many people to enter as possible. BUT…please help us spread the word by tweeting and linking on Facebook if you can. Thanks!

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At Home with The Worthingtons: 24 hours left on Indiegogo campaign!

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At home with The Worthingtons from Mind My Brains, Darling! webseries

New picture from the set of Mind My Brains, Darling!

This time tomorrow we’ll know the final score!

The last 60 days have been amazing. No doubt about that.

YOU have been amazing! The support, encouragement and funding help we have received has been phenomenal. Because of the funding the set is built, the props are 90% purchased and we’ve updated our editing machine. This means we’re entering the final stages of pre-production and the shooting schedule is shaping up. The scripts are being polished and everything is in place. Seriously – we are completely stoked about how things are progressing and every day brings new revelations and awesomeness.

What a difference a pic makes…

We’re not going to comment on the picture too much, but it does have a few hints about upcoming episodes in it if you look closely. And the main cast is all there – from left to right it is: The Colonel, Emma, Petunia, Anna, Jeremy. You can find out more about each of them on the ‘Main Characters’ tab. What do you think of the set? Is it 1970′s enough for you? :)

Still accepting donations?

Yes, the campaign is still open for the simple reason that any money we get over our target goes straight into production. While we’ve pared everything down to the barest of bare minimums, stuff costs money. We set up a 60 day campaign not knowing what was going to happen and it finishes at 12 midnight on Friday. If you still want to donate then please do – it will go towards a new microphone.

Questions? Comments? Ideas?

Over to you! We’ve been trying to keep you updated here and on, Twitter and Facebook. Is it working for you? Do you have any questions about what we’re doing, the webseries or anything else? We’d love to hear from you so please contact us either here or via any of the above sites.

More news soon!

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VCON – a quick update (more to come soon)!

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Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Koenig and Z-Force Keep Calm and Carry On

Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Koenig and Z-Force Keep Calm and Carry On

We’re just back from VCON 35 in Vancouver and what a few days it’s been! Lots of thank you’s and hellos to do in the coming days, but a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at VCON who popped over to our table and took a card, flyer and/or scone. Please leave a message if we chatted!

Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Petunia rests her feet for a second!

Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Petunia rests her feet for a second!

We had a fantastic Con, met some wonderful people and have lots of contacts, ideas and happy memories.

Awesome :)

Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Z-Force working hard(ly)

Mind My Brains, Darling at VCON 35: Z-Force working hard(ly)

Now to catch up on some of that sleep…

PS Don’t forget to check out the TWO TEASER TRAILERS!

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One week later – thank yous and reflections

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Mind My Brains, Darling! on indiegogo

So then. That happened.

Last Monday we launched our funding drive on Indiegogo for “Mind My Brains, Darling!”, our new webseries. We hoped in the first week that a few people would look at the page, watch the videos, spread the link and then think about donating some cash to help us get production under way.

Within hours we had had our first funder and people were spreading the words and links through Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed. We were mentioned on TubeFilter, IndieIntertube and Webseries Today and had emails from people from all over the globe. When I tweeted and asked if people would like our Facebook page so we could get a custom URL we reached  the needed 25 within a few hours. You can now find us at


From the very bottom of our hearts we want to thank all of you who have helped to spread the news, contributed hard-earned money and responded with so much enthusiasm. We’ve been blown away by your kindness and interest. In a week we have raised nearly 70 % of our total. We can now get to work constructing the sets and mapping out production. There is still a long way to go but your support helps immeasurably. It’s very exciting!

Next Steps

Next week we will be filming the exclusive extra for people who have funded $10 or more, which will feature a new character. More on that soon. We think you’ll like it :)

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Indiegogo campaign launched – all systems gogo!

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Mind My Brains indiegogo logoPutting the Fun in Fundraising

Asking for money isn’t pleasant, but a necessary evil. We have this wonderful new webseries for you but can’t quite get it off the ground without your help, which is why we’ve launched this campaign on indiegogo to raise some funds. Any donation, big or small, is welcome. And if you can’t donate then please help us by spreading the word about Mind My Brains, Darling! on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and your social networks.

Exploring the world

We’ve made a whole website here for you to explore, all about Mind My Brains, Darling! and the universe it inhabits. We’d love to know what you think about it. What were you doing in 1979? Why did we choose that year? Was Star Wars ever made….? Ask and you shall receive. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

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