Animated Comedy Short, Mindwash: The Jake Sessions to Debut at the 24th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA, August 03, 2011 --( Charger Entertainment Slated to Let the Loonies out in September

Charger Entertainment invites you to take a trip through Los Angeles residents’ damaged minds in a hilarious new animated short film, Mindwash: The Jake Session. In Mindwash, the star of the show and self-obsessed plastic surgery poster girl, Dr. Francine Kovinsky, “helps” a new patient cope with life as she knows it. Mindwash chronicles the 30th birthday of Jake Renaud, an insecure gay West Hollywood artist who recaps his day with Dr. Kovinsky and comes to grips with the idea of aging and the not-so-pivotal roles his friends and family play in his life.

Mindwash: The Jake Sessions features an all-star cast, including the voice talents of Margaret Cho, Fran Drescher, Kirk Ward, Sam Pancake, Taylor Negron, James Remar, Kathleen Wilhoite and Jackie Derosier.

In Mindwash: The Jake Sessions, we meet Dr. Kovinsky (Margaret Cho) – a 40-something, physically-enhanced surgery junkie with a waning interest in the art of therapy. She would rather be on a beach with a younger man than listening to patients in her Beverly Hills psychiatry practice complain about their lives. Her patient, Jake Renaud (Kirk Ward), a gorgeous slice of West Hollywood life, bores her to no end as he prattles on about the people in his life and his fears about aging.

“Creating Mindwash: The Jake Sessions was a labor of love, and it’s so fantastic to finally be able to share it with everyone, said John Stapleton, Producer, Charger Entertainment. “The Mindwash series will feature something everyone can relate to – from the complexities of dealing with aging to the complex relationships we form in our lives. The only difference is that our protagonist is a total loon.”

Mindwash: The Jake Sessions will debut at the 24th Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF24), September 6th - 12th 2011 in Austin, Texas. For updates about Mindwash, head to the official Facebook page: For more information about aGLIFF24, head to

About Charger Entertainment
Charger Entertainment specializes in broadcast production services with a specialization in motion graphics, animation, live action and utilization of a wide variety of mixed media for groundbreaking pieces. Founded in 2001 by Sundae, Charger Entertainment has produced numerous commercials, trailers, promos and other projects over the years, with Mindwash: The Jake Sessions being their first animated short film. Mindwash: The Jake Sessions was produced by John Stapleton and Sundae.

About John Stapleton
A native of Brooklyn, New York, John Stapleton completed his BFA at the School Of Visual Arts in NYC and won the prestigious Dusty Award for Best Screenplay before moving to Los Angeles. Stapleton continues to write screenplays and began film projects with friends that would find their way into the festival circuit. In 1992 he penned Mi Pollo Loco, which showed internationally in over forty film festivals, and as part of the Latino Laugh Festival, airing on Showtime. Stapleton also wrote Angels! in 2000, another favorite at Outfest. It was later included in their Best Of The Fest program.

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