Splat! Team Production Blog
Updates From The Splat! Show Production Team
James and Louie Shoots
Updated: Friday 17th September 2021
Earlier this week we announced the first set of shoots that will take place in the second half of this season, a season we are calling “Special” after the COVID lockdowns.
We are shooting with James on Sunday 3rd October and Louie a week before on Saturday 25th September. James is a seasoned Gungjee having appeared on QuizBob and others over the past 12 months, but he credits The Splat! Show as the reason why he agreed to appear on those shows in the first place. Let’s hope we can make his Splat! Show experience a top tier show.
Louie is completely new to Gunge and is yet another brand new face that you will see first on The Splat! Show. A personal trainer and a father of three, Louie will certainly becoming very gooey when he steps into The Gunge Tank for the first time on Saturday 25th September!
A Gunge Tank Vote is running between James and Louie and is already the biggest Gunge Tank vote this season by a massive margin. I can’t tell how the vote is going, but I can say that it’s looking very close but I don’t think it will be another tie as we saw in the Ben Vs Daniel vote. TAKE PART IN THE VOTE HERE.
Also we are back to offering two Splat! Storms for the price of one with these shoots. We are playing it safe after the unintended problems with Darren and Benny’s Friend Test, Gunge Fest pre-shoot for the their shoot. ORDER THE PRE-SHOOT OFFER HERE
We will also be trying something new with both James and Louie’s shows when they are released. We are still working out the details, but we are working on something that we hope will offer increased value for our fans looking to own a special version of the shows. We will be announcing more details when these shows are released.
I hope you are looking forward to these shoots and I want to thank our fans for making this season such a success so far.
Site Changes - DYnamic And Eye Catching
Updated: Saturday 14th August 2021
For well over a year now we have been working incredibly hard the website design, that design process is now coming to an end with the finished layout now rolling out across the site. It takes many hours to test a new design, to make sure it looks and displays correctly on different devices and then roll it across a site that has never been bigger.
You may have already seen the animated show video tiles for each show. With a unique comic book feel that represents the theme of the Splat! Show well, it adds a nice dynamic to the site and catches the eye. We are now rolling out more video tiles across the site. These will be rolling out on Splat! Storm, Vote and Fan Club content that is listed below each show page under “Also Available From This Shoot” sections. At the moment we are not sure if these will be rolled out to their respective indexes as we need to stress test these due to amount of content on those pages.
We hope you enjoy the new dynamic look. If you spot any mistakes, please let us know. After the new designs complete their rollout, we will moving to correct the grammar and spelling issues, which I admit has never been a strong point for me. But that will be corrected next!
Thanks for your support as always. We hope you look forward to more positive changes in the near future.
Update On Plans For August
Updated: Thursday 5th August 2021
So I just wanted to update you all on our plans for August. The past two months have been incredibly busy and in order to prevent myself from getting burnt out I haven’t planned many commercial shoots for this month. I am currently running all the shoots, both private and commercial as James is still recovering from long COVID.
I will still be busy with Private Experiences and will continue to make plans for the future. But after two hectic two months I don’t want to overload myself and suffer from any form of burnout.
There is a ton of new content for you explore and the fan club will be getting some beefy updates this month too. Thank you for the support and please look forward to future updates!
Updated: Friday 30th July 2021
We are now in the twilight days of July with August just around the corner. Our last update last month mentioned that June was our biggest ever month ever, well July has now over taken that and is now our biggest month.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you if you have downloaded a show, joined the fan club or even booked a private experience. It’s humbling that our return to full operations has been met with such such enthusiasm by the fan base.
We hope you’ve enjoyed the latest releases with some fantastic new guests and returning faces. The effort has all been worth it and the messages we have received over the past two months have been really touching. I would’ve have never imagined that we would be still here when I relaunched the show back in 2014 and we are bigger than ever, and I will never ever forget that we are only still here because of the tremendous support you have shown us.
The only thing missing is James, who sadly still cannot be at the shoots. due to long COVID (no, he didn’t catch it at HQ). I send my love and wishes to James (I speak to him near daily) and look forward to his return. My storms pale in comparison to his efforts!
With our 20 year anniversary (god!) just a couple of years away, we are already thinking about how we can celebrate that massive milestone. If you thought our 15th anniversary was massive, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
We will continue to give it all as we move forward and expand into new areas.
Thank you all!
Updated: Saturday 3rd July 2021
We have now finally started to roll out the first new content since we re-started our in person operations at the beginning of June. The reception has been great and thank you for showing us your support as we started back up. June 2021 is now officially our biggest month ever, it may be a post lockdown bump, but whatever the reason we are truly humbled by the support you have shown us. Thank you!
We are not slowing down. Currently we are working our way through a big chunk of private experience bookings and it’s so nice to welcome back fans to the Gunge Tank for some post lockdown mayhem. We will be shooting some commercial releases in July, including one with another brand new guest and we will also be welcoming back some Splat! favourites too. Someone is due a Gunge Party to mark an important Splat! milestone after all!
Once gain, thank you so much and we hope you look forward to what we have coming in the near future!
We are back!
Updated: Thursday 17 June 2021
It’s taken us months and months of preparations but we are finally back in the Splat! HQ studio with our commercial shoots and private experiences. The new content is just starting to roll out, and I just want to thank all our fans for helping us get to this point where we can start in person operations again. The past fifteen months or so have been the biggest challenge we have faced in our near 20 history. But we made it through mainly to you all, our fans.
We have some great content planned over the rest of the year and we all here at Splat! Show hope you are looking forward to us returning to normal.
The Gunge Tank is back and we are so glad you are here with us as we start another new chapter!
We will be back this summer!
Entry Posted: 14th April 2021 – Written by Pete, Show Producer and Founder
We are now planning our re-start preparations as we work towards the 17th May. The 17th of May is the next stop on the governments lockdown easing roadmap where we will be able to re-start our operations.
Today we have emailed all customers who have an outstanding private experience booking with us to update them on our plans for re-opening. As it currently stands, we are only working towards the 17th May as a guide as the easing of restrictions could pause before then. So we will be making preparations for resuming our operations from the 17th of May but no shoots will be booked before the 17th of May.
We will be back producing brand new content sometime this summer and we cannot wait to get back started again. Stay tuned!
Best wishes, Pete XoXo
End Of Season Blog Update
Entry Posted: 17th November 2020 – Written by James, Show co-producer.
Don’t worry Splat fans. This isn’t going to be a doom laden blog about how a certain pandemic messed up everyone’s messy plans. Yes, it’ll have to be mentioned at some point I guess BUT there’s so much more about this year to talk about because, know what, all the damn good stuff we were hoping to do this year has only been postponed, not cancelled. So I get to tell you about all the behind the scenes planning that has already been done and the fun stuff we’ve thrown around because it becomes a trailer for next year. I can tell you some tactful truths about some shoots and I can tell you, with total honesty, just how important the fans are. Oh and I can even launch the (very unofficial) Splat FAQ! So grab a seat and rewind the clocks by what only feels like ten years to the start of the decade… because by the start of January, we’d already been hard at work to get the year underway.
Lucas and Kyle Shoots
Entry Posted: 12th October 2020
This past week we shot two brand new shows. One shoot was long in the planning and the other was a spur of the moment opportunity. I think you can guess which show was the long in the planning one. Kyle has been doing our holiday / event shoots for a few years now. Having starred in our biggest Easter show to date and also featuring in a Christmas special, Kyle has been our go to guy for holiday event shows. The last holiday we wanted Kyle to star in was Halloween. We have also tried to get a new Halloween show out each year and we do our best to make each one unique and we think we have done that with Kyle and our 2020 Halloween special. It was fantastic to have Kyle back on the show and we really hope you enjoy his Halloween and final holiday special.
The other show we completed this week was with Lucas. Lucas contacted us out of the blue to ask if we would consider him for a shoot. It was an opportunity that we would’ve been stupid to ignore. Lucas has appeared on two other respectable Gunge themed websites to date and usually we try not to cast guests who have appeared on other websites out of respect. And the two shows / websites that Lucas has appeared on are two very good websites too so we were delighted that Lucas wanted to appear on our show too!
We hope you all enjoy the brand new shows. Thank you for your continued support, especially during this challenging year. The future is going to be bright, messy and fun!
James's Splat! Show - A Thank You
Entry Posted: 18th September 2020
Last Sunday we completed production on our first full feature length Splat! Show since February and before the Coronavirus lockdown.
We had a great time with James and we are really pleased on how the show turned out. More importantly, we want to thank you for supporting the show since the release. The response has exceeded our initial expectations and we just want to say a BIG THANK YOU from us for supporting the show.
As you know, this year has been a tough one. Not just for us, but for everyone. We will do our best to continue to produce new shows as the months roll but there will be some delays along the way until the world starts to get back to normal, whenever that may be.
Thank you from us all here at The Splat! Show. Take care of yourselves and others.
End Of Season 17 and 2019 Update
Technically there’s still a month of 2019 to go but I’ve just looked at the Splat diary (and my own one!) and realised if I want to get a “Review of 2019” done…. well I’m going to have to do it before 2019 is actually done. Don’t worry, this isn’t just going to be a copy and paste from previous blogs and it’s not going to be one of those “month by month” things either….. mostly because, as you’ll see, 2019 has been something of a blur. Instead, I thought I’d fill in a load of blanks, let you know a few things that have been going on behind the scenes and do a bit of a tease for some up coming things. There’s one other thing this blog needs to do as well…. but more of that later.