October 23rd, 2014 by vb


September 25, 2014


Redesign My Brain Series 1 has won an Award of Excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition in San Diego, USA. Competition coordinator Rick Prickett noted that. Our festival received thousands of submissions. You can be justifiably proud of winning Accolade honors. The judging standards are high and winning means the craft and creativity exhibited by your entry is outstanding and stands above other productions.”

Redesign My Brain Series 1 has also been nominated as a finalist in the Documentary TV Production category of the 2014 Screen Producers Australia Awards. Winners will be announced on Nov 18 in Melbourne.

The series has also received 2 nominations for the 2014 Australian Teachers of Media Awards to be held in Melbourne on November 27. It’s nominated for Best Factual TV Series and for Best Documentary-Science, Technology and the Environment.

These awards and nominations can be added to the 2014 Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Factual Program and the 2014 AACTA win for Best Documentary Television Program. AACTA awards are the Australian equivalent of the Oscars.

In Australia, when Redesign My Brain Series 1 was broadcast on the ABC it received rave media reviews, massive ratings and each episode won its time-slot. The series has since sold to every major world Territory.

On September 19 2014, Redesign My Brain was broadcast in America as HACK MY BRAIN on Discovery Science Channel. It was well received and ratings were above average in the young male demographic range. “HACK MY BRAIN is the type of thought-provoking programming Science Channel is known for,” says Rita Mullin, General Manager of Science Channel. “The brain is one of mankind’s greatest uncharted territories.  Host Todd Sampson invites viewers to ‘play along’ as he explores possibilities of what we can accomplish with the power of the mind.”

“We’re very proud of the series and to get this global recognition is a real bonus. We’re currently filming Series 2 in America and our goal is to make it even better than the first series” says host Todd Sampson.

REDESIGN MY BRAIN, Series 1 and 2 is hosted by Todd Sampson and Produced by Mindful Media Pty Ltd for the ABC, Screen Australia, the Science Channel USA, Discovery Networks International and Universal Australia.

About Mindful Media

Mindful Media is an award-winning Australian company that produces compelling television for international audiences. Its mission is ‘making television to make a difference’. It’s highly acclaimed science and natural history programs have shown that factual television can not only inform and entertain but be useful as well. Applauded for being pioneering and interactive, Redesign My Brain was highly acclaimed by both critics and audiences, making it one of the biggest factual winners of the year on Australian TV. Founded by Emmy winner CEO and Executive Producer Paul Scott, Mindful Media works with talented film professionals, strategic partners in the science, sustainability and wellness fields and the world’s top broadcasters to bring original, relevant, large-scale stories to the screen. It is currently at work on Redesign My Brain 2. www.mindfulmedia.com.au

About Todd Sampson

One of Australia’s freshest and most interesting TV personalities with a unique ability to combine intelligent insight with humility, Todd Sampson is a star and co-host of the hit ABC Television series The Gruen Transfer, which has won multiple international awards including the prestigious Rose d’Or for entertainment. He is a regular host on Channel 10 news show The Project and has appeared on CNN, Sky News and the ABC’s Q&A program. The national chief executive of leading communications company Leo Burnett Australia, Todd is a co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, a global environmental movement reaching more than 1.4 billion people in over 5500 cities. His company was the first Australian agency to rank in the Top 10 Most Creative Companies in the world and also was the first to win both the prestigious Global Cannes Lion for Effectiveness and Media Agency of the Year. The Australian Financial Review and News Limited newspapers list him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He has won a CEO of the Year award twice and has featured on the cover of BRW magazine. Outside of work, Todd is an adventurer and has climbed – unguided – to the top of Mt Everest. @toddsampsonOZ