Monday, September 8, 2014

Allons-y! A Chat With The Hillywood Show

If you are a Whovian and haven't seen The Hillywood Show's musical Doctor Who Parody, you are missing out!  Already over ONE MILLION views on You Tube and recognized by BBC and BBCA, The Hillywood Show and it's creators Hannah and Hilly are reaching for the stars literally and figuratively.

I had a recently had a chance to ask the girls about what goes into making one of their highly creative and accurate parodies, how they deal with "haters" and where they want to take their world famous channel next!

The Nerdy Girlie:  You defiantly seem to pick the right fandoms at the right times.  Are you fans of what you choose prior to production?  How do you go about choosing which movie or show to parody?

The Hillywood Show:  We have to be fans of the fandom we are going to parody.  If not, then our true passion for that does not stand out.  We want to make sure we are having fun with creating our productions and not feeling forced into something just to obtain views.
The Nerdy Girlie:  The song choices of each parody always fit perfectly.  How difficult is it to find a song to fit your vision and do you have to work through any copyrights?

The Hillywood Show:  Hilly usually thinks of the song to match the fandom.  She's amazing at that!  And yes, we always have to obtain the licenses for songs and that can be a long process.

The Nerdy Girlie:  The authenticity of your parody's are astounding from sets to costumes and everything in between.  I can tell from your behind the scenes footage that you are both perfectionists in the best way.  Does this help or hinder your creative process?  

The Hillywood Show:  Both!  Sometimes working on perfection was the right thing to do and sometimes we have to know when to stop perfecting or we will run out of time.  Time is money on set!
The Nerdy Girlie:  I believe that everyone is a nerd and we all nerd out over something!  Being a geek girl can be hard sometimes, especially when you are young and beautiful like yourselves.  Have you ever been called out for being a "fake geek girl" and how do you deal with the "haters?"  

The Hillywood Show:  We have never been known as "fake geek girls".  We believe it truly shows how geeky we are when we're creating our parodies.  We love to fan girl over fandoms!  Also, we just ignore the haters.  We don't allow the negativity to leak into us. 

The Nerdy Girlie:  You have defiantly proved your talents in multiple areas of entertainment.  Do either of you plan to make the jump into the Hollywood world or are you content on growing your brand even bigger?  

The Hillywood Show:  We want to make Hillywood bigger!  A super channel!  Our main goal is to get The Hillywood Show to a television network.  We dream big!

The Nerdy Girlie:  I adore seeing the love and appreciation you have for your fans.  You two are such a great example to young girls who are trying to do what they love and find their way in the world.  Do you have any advice for young girls trying to navigate through the tough teen years?  

The Hillywood Show:  Follow the dreams that God has placed in your heart and never give up.  If He is for you, who can be against you?  Always be yourself and don't let anyone change you.  Everyone is created special and unique.
The Nerdy Girlie:  I am a HUGE Whovian and am in LOVE with your Doctor Who parody.  10 is my Doctor and Hilly protrayed him perfectly!  How long does it take you two to perfect a character?  And who is YOUR Doctor?!

The Hillywood Show:  We usually don't have much time to perfect a character because we are also working on pre-production at the same time and getting everything together for the shoot.  It's only two of us.  We study the characters and practice as often as we can.  Our favorite is, of course, 10!  Allons-y!

The Nerdy Girlie:  Your Doctor Who parody has reached over 1 million views and was recognized by BBCA!  First of all how does that make you feel!?  Secondly how do you top that and do you have any ideas for your next parody?

The Hillywood Show:  We were shocked and thrilled!  We never expected BBC and BBCA to see our parody!  It is an honor to know that they loved it!  And yes, we have multiple idea for our  next parodies.  However, we are waiting to see what music licenses will be approved first.  Praying that all work out!

The Nerdy Girlie:Thank you so much for your time ladies.  I am so excited to see what your NEXT parody is!  Until then if money was no object and you could create anything you desired, what would be your ultimate parody?  

The Hillywood Show:  The Lord of the Rings Parody!

Thank you again ladies for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions!  You can find ALL of the amazing The Hillywood Show parody's on their You Tube channel and you can follow them on Twitter:  @HillywoodShow!

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