Your new webseries Brainless Agenda - in a few words, what is
Brainless Agenda is a short form digital, animated, one-minute, sketch
comedy show. Every episode features a different brand of ignorance easily
recognized today. Each character is uncomfortably relatable to a different
demographic, and if youíre as heavily entwined in social media as the
millennial generation, you will resonate with all of them.
were your sources of inspiration when creating Brainless Agenda?
people have always existed, but their broadcasting platform has become so
much wider since the invention of the internet and reality TV. Sometimes
people just need to be called out.
Do talk about Brainless
Agenda's brand of humour for a bit!
If directly quoting
people is a brand, then I guess thatís it? Seinfeld did a similar thing,
but obviously much more tame. Most of the time I am just quoting actual
experiences I have had with people This brand is just calling out insanity
and not ignoring it. Looking at it head on and sayingÖ ďno actually,
that is really weird that you think that or say those things and we need
to examine it so that you can hear what you sound like.Ē
Agenda you play a different character each episode - so how much
preparation goes into each character, and do you already have a full
vision of what the character might sound when you write them or does this
come only later?
So much preparation. First comes the
inspiration from something dumb I notice. Then I let my brain do whatever
it wants for a few days, compiling jokes and images and character
development. When I feel ready I draft a script. After that Iíll sketch
a character. From there Iíll record and then Iíll work with my
animator to put it all together. The whole process can take anywhere from
a week to a month per episode.
You of course also have to talk about
the animation in your series, and how is it achieved?
all of the illustrations and work with an animator to bring them to life.
I love this style. Itís so weird and silly. I cannot animate but using
this style of animation allows me to illustrate each character exactly the
way I want them to look, which is really important to me.
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a recording session for Brainless Agenda usually like?
laughing at myself for an hour.
$64-question, where can Brainless Agenda be seen?
on Instagram! It is also on YouTube, but meh.
can you tell us about audience and critical reception of Brainless
It is totally awesome when a bigger account
reposts one of my episodes. Itís also awesome when anyone comments
and says I made them laugh. Whaís better than that? My parody of Old
Greg was adored by The Mighty Boosh (the originators of that famous
sketch) and my Bitcoin episode got a laugh from the actual Winklevoss
twins. Two of my episodes have gotten into a few film festivals, which is
for the interview!