Here it is, episode one of “Respect Your Helders” starring the very talented Clay Helder and myself.
I hope you like it! If you do, please share it. More on the way!
If you’ve listened to the podcast, or have come to a live show, you’ve definitely heard the Helder Brum and Friends theme song. Huge shout out to FunDMC (Daryn McIntyre) for writing and recording it. I fell in love with it from the second I heard it!
So much so that I instantly wanted to make a music video for it. After raising 7 million dollars (in Brum-Bucks) from several private investors, we began production.
The next 14 months on set was the most amazing and stressful experience I’ll probably ever live through. At one point the pressure of perfection caused my moustache to fall out
But it was all worth it. I think. Check it out.
If you like it, please share it! That would mean the world to me.
Also, check out this fun behind the scenes shot from production.
I’m so excited about the next “Helder Brum and Friends” LIve Variety Show on Friday, March 15th @8pm at Comedy Bar!
On the show we have the amazing Adam Christie, Dawn Whitwell, James Hartnett, The Sufferettes, Pat Thornton and Laura Barrett! Plus a brand new video starring Clay Helder. All this for $5? Wow, I’m a great show producer and a horrible businessperson!
I’ll be debuting the Official Helder Brum and Friends Theme Song Music Video (O.H.B.F.T.S.M.V.) starring none other than the world famous Clay Helder! It’ll be happening at the top of the show, so don’t be late!
I’d love to fill the room for this show, so if you share the Facebook Event, or one/both of the following promo videos, I’ll send you a private link to the SUPER SECRET MUSIC VIDEO!
I hope to see you there!
In episode eighteen of the Helder Brum and Friends podcast, one of my cool pals, Monica Heisey pays me a visit waaaaaaaay up here in the tree house! We had such a fun, silly chat that I think you’re gonna love. You can listen to the episode here, or download it free on iTunes!
New episodes will begin to drop weekly, every Friday.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the above photo in your feed a couple of weeks ago. It’s titled “Cool Lean”. But did you know there is a story behind Cool Lean? Yeah, that’s right. It’s not just a fun named I came up with while going through old photos, IT’S A PART OF MY LIFE!
When I was about 3 years old (The Helderinho Years) I was watching an old western film with my family. I can’t for the life of me remember what movie it was, but the thing I do remember was the first moment they showed the hero of the film. He was leaning with his back against a tree, with one foot up on the tree. Really casual.
I may have been three, but I understood cool. And this guy was cool! So I learned the lean. I had to! Do you have any idea how much pressure a 3-year-old has thrust at them to be smooth?! As you can tell from the above photo, I NAILED IT! My life would never be the same, and we all knew it. Read the rest of this entry »
Wanna hear a fun story?
When I was a kid, I used to keep my eyes glues to the screen when the credits of a movie would start. I would read each one, just hoping to one day to see the name Helder pop up. I got teased about my name a lot as a kid, and I ended up hating my name so much. I felt so alone, with this weird name that NO OTHER KID at my school had.
I guess I thought if I found out that there was a cool movie star who had the same name as me, that would make it better.
Unfortunately, it never happened. Trust me, I didn’t stop after all the actors were done. No production assistant, key grip, director, casting supervisor, editor or location consultant was named Helder. NOT EVEN THE SET CARPENTERS!
But this wasn’t new to me at all. I was completely used to not finding my name. The next time you walk by one of those souvenir racks that has something like mugs or bookmarks, you know the kind, the ones that already have everyone’s name on it. If you find one with the name Helder, I’ll give you $20*.
Well, I’m happy to say that I finally saw it! Also, it happened in the coolest way. Two of my friends put me in their recent short films, and both times I got to see my name on the big screen, in a room full of friends and loved ones. LIFE CAN BE THE COOLEST DREAM OF ALL!
I would like to quickly thank Sara Hennessey for having the faith to cast me in her absolutely heart warming, magical short film Secret Clubhouse. I loved this movie so much, Sara is the fucking best! Join the Facebook Page to keep up to date on when you can see it!
Also, a big shout out to Brian Barlow, who recently played a cut of Bridge’s New Jacket. THIS IS THE FUNNIEST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG LONG LONG TIME. I’m only on screen for a handful of sweet seconds, but I think we can all agree it’s the role I was born to play. Go find out more about it, and when you’ll be able to watch it for yourself.
I love my friends sooooooooo much! You guys are seriously my family. My wonderful family that I handpicked. You complete me. I can’t begin to tell you how much love and support I feel from my community, it fills me with so much strength that I could lift a car (which i could barely do just on my own).
Happy Family Day!
*$20 in “HB&F Bucks” (Valid only at the HB&F Treehouse Gift Shop)