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Discovery Networks Int’l commissions “Mind Control Freaks”

Discovery Networks International has commissioned 10 x 30-minute series The Mind Control Freaks, which will explore the inner workings and psychology of the human mind. (Pictured: magician Alexis Conran)
March 5, 2014

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has commissioned 10 x 30-minute series The Mind Control Freaks, which will explore the inner workings and psychology of the human mind.

In the series, developed and produced by UK indie Objective Productions, four experts including magician Alexis Conran (pictured), poker player Liv Boeree, hypnotist Lewis Le Val and sleight-of-hand pro Pete Wardell, will use psychological tricks and mind manipulation on the public to get them to do unexpected things.

The series, which will air internationally on Discovery Channel across DNI’s 224 countries and territories in April,┬áhopes to demonstrate our vulnerability to those who are able to manipulate us.

“We’ve been exploring the reinvention and fusion of genres with a lot of success, and The Mind Control Freaks is set to take that to the next level as we blur the lines between science, psychology and trickery in an all-new format,” said Sarah T. Davies, VP of production and development for factual at DNI, in a statement.

The Mind Control Freaks is commissioned and exec produced by Davies for DNI. Rob Holloway is producer for DNI, and Paul Gilheany and Andrew Newman are exec producers for Objective Productions.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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