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Actor Joel Walley and director Meghan McDermott during the filming of "Starr-Struck".

Actor Joel Walley and director Meghan McDermott during the filming of “Starr-Struck”.

Heather McDermott and William McDermott between takes at the filming of "How (Not) to Interview".

Heather McDermott and William McDermott between takes at the filming of “How (Not) to Interview”.

William (left) and Joel on the set of our most popular video to date: "Interview with a Leprechaun".

William (left) and Joel on the set of our most popular video to date: “Interview with a Leprechaun”.

Left to Right: William, Heather, Meghan.  (Filming "Starr-Struck".)

Left to Right: William, Heather, Meghan.
(Filming “Starr-Struck”.)

Joel and Meghan. (Filming "Starr-Struck".)

Joel and Meghan.
(Filming “Starr-Struck”.)

Left to Right: Keenan McDermott, William McDermott and Heather McDermott. Keenan and William are looking over the script.
Filming Myristica’s very first Maddy Podcast: “I Hate Cliques”.

They're laughing. They're supposed to filming a scene as a weepy, sobby  audience watching a depressing movie... And they're laughing. Just another thing that makes filming fun. ;) Left: Kelly. Right: Heather.

They’re laughing. They’re supposed to be acting a weepy, sobby audience watching a depressing movie ending… And they’re laughing.
Just another thing that makes filming fun. ;)
Left: Kelly. Right: Heather. Filming “3′s Crazy”.

Left: Brooke Noble. Right: Heather McDermott.  Filming "From the Office of Cooking Experiments".

Left: Brooke Noble. Right: Heather McDermott.
Filming “From the Office of Cooking Experiments”.

Heather and William between takes. Filming "Starr-Struck".

Heather and William between takes.
Filming “Starr-Struck”.

Joel, Meghan, and... a mysterious behind-the-camera person who is apparently very funny. It would seem. Whatever. We'll just guess it's somebody really cool, famous and wealthy - who loves Myristica. Which makes us cool. (Unfortunately, it does not make us wealthy.)

Joel, Meghan, and, uh… a mysterious behind-the-camera person who is apparently very funny. It would seem. Whatever. We’ll just guess it’s somebody really cool, famous and wealthy – who loves Myristica. Which makes us cool by association. (Unfortunately, it does not make us wealthy. This is a grievance injustice. The government must address this.)

"Hummmm....." Heather is contemplating. We don't know exactly what she's contemplating, but she's in character as Maddy, and based on the general mental workings of Maddy, we will assume she's contemplating either new podcasts, chocolate sprinkles, the dance of the jelly bean, or her own awesomeness.

To the left: Heather. She is contemplating. We don’t know exactly what she’s contemplating, but she’s in character as Maddy, and based on the general mental workings of Maddy, we can safely assume she’s either contemplating new podcasts, chocolate sprinkles, the Dance of the Jelly Bean, or her own awesomeness.
To the right, under the hat, is William. We think he’s asleep. (Probably ‘cuz Heather’s taking forever contemplating.)

Left to Right: Meghan, Keenan, William and Heather.

Left to Right: Meghan, Keenan, William and Heather.
Filming “I Hate Cliques”.

Left to Right: Joel Walley, William McDermott.  Filming one of our favorite videos: "Up-and-Coming Hero Seeks Wise Old Mentor".

Left to Right: Joel Walley, William McDermott.
We’re not really sure what they’re doing. But it makes for a good picture, so we posted it.
Filming one of our favorite videos: “Up-and-Coming Hero Seeks Wise Old Mentor”.

Heather looking over the script. William's wearing the hat.  Filming "Interview with a Leprechaun".

Heather looking over the script. William’s wearing the hat.
Filming “Interview with a Leprechaun”.

Left to Right: Meghan, Heather, William. Filming our second-ever Maddy Podcast: "Maddy and the Painter Art Critics".

Left to Right: Meghan, Heather, William.
Filming our second-ever Maddy Podcast: “Maddy and the Painter Art Critics”.

This is Gus the Happy Caterpillar, making his debut. From "Maddy and the Painter Art Critics".

This is Gus the Happy Caterpillar, posing for the camera at his debut on ”Maddy and the Painter Art Critics”.

Left to Right: William, Heather and Meghan. Meghan appears to be watching the screen so she can set up the shot. Heather appears to be commenting on this. William appears to be holding the base to microphone stand up to his head. Don't ask. We didn't. Filming "Starr-Struck".

Left to Right: William, Heather and Meghan.
Meghan appears to be watching the screen so she can set up the shot. Heather appears to be commenting on this. William appears to be holding the base to the microphone stand up to his head.
Don’t ask. We didn’t.
Filming “Starr-Struck”.

Joel and Meghan between takes.  Filming "Starr-Struck".

Joel and Meghan between takes.
Filming “Starr-Struck”.

William and Heather, filming one of our favorite and most popular videos: "Outlaw Valentine's Day?".

William and Heather, filming one of our favorite and most popular videos: “Outlaw Valentine’s Day?”.

Pix from the filming of several of our early YouTube videos. Click on the title to view. Enjoy. :)

Little studio, big dreams…