Splat! Team Production Blog
Updates From The Production Team
On The Road To Re-starting
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.
Best wishes, Pete XoXo
A Year IN Lockdown - When The Gunge Stopped
Entry Posted: 23rd March 2021 – Written by Pete, Show Producer and Founder
Today marks the one year anniversary of the first Coronavirus lockdown here in the UK. The past year has been our most challenging year. It has not been easy for anyone and the effects of the pandemic will be felt long after it’s “officially” over.
Since the start of the Pandemic we have been offering support to any of those who felt they needed it and wanted to talk. I have been humbled by the response and I have spent many hours over the past year talking to fans who needed support and someone to talk to. It also helped me manage too, so thank you to all of those who got in touch. If you want to talk to me, just drop me an email here
This past year has enabled me to reflect on Splat! and and my life since taking over Splat! fully in 2014. I was actually planing to take a short break away from Splat, the first since the shows relaunch, in 2020 but I never imagined I would be forced to stop for nearly a year. I always want to call out producer James who has been there for me and Splat! as the year rolled on and the weight of uncertainty took it’s toll. I have always struggled with uncertainty and having someone I can talk to really helped.
As we all mark this sombre anniversary and remember all those we have lost and the scarifies we have made, don’t forget that brighter and happier days are for sure ahead of us. We can’t wait to be back fully in action and cannot wait to meet many of you when life returns to some kind of normality.
Until then, stay safe and enjoy The Splat! Show.
Best wishes, Pete XoXo
Be careful out there...
Entry Posted: 16th January 2021 – Written by Pete, Show Producer and Founder
Over the past few months we have noticed an increase of targeted hacking attempts against our website and attempts to hijack our social media channels. This is to be expected as we grow and we have the measures in place to prevent these attacks doing any harm.
Even more worrying is that we have also been alerted that some of our fans are being contacted by people via social media and email asking them if they would like to book a “Private Gunge Experience”. They go on to inform us that these people say they were working on our behalf and they should book with them directly. Please note that these people are not acting on our behalf in any capacity and are potentially trying to scam people.
We have also been made aware of a new twitter account offering private experiences in Kettering. A fan contacted us to ask if this account was being run by us because we too are located in Kettering. We do not run this twitter account and have no affiliation with them in any way. While they may be genuine, please do not think we run or have any affiliation with this account.
We have posted a warning message on private experiences page detailing what steps we are taking to ensure that people know and understand who we are and what we offer. We do not offer our private experiences under another name and that you can only book via this website, not through social media. We have provided the following warning message below which can be found on the private experiences page. Please contact us if you have been contacted by people pretending to be us.
WARNING: Only contact us via this website through the “Contact Us” page to ask questions and to book. Do not engage with people on on social media who claim to be us or to be acting on our behalf and give them your personal details. You can only book with us via this website and dealing with us directly. Splat! Private experiences do not go by any other name and we do not work with any other company or individual. If people claim they are doing so, this is wrong and could be trying to scam you. We know that a Twitter account is offering “private gunge experiences” in Kettering. While they may be genuine, we want to clarify this is not us and we have no affiliation with them.
Brexit Update - VAT For EU Customers
Entry Posted: 11th December 2020 – Written by Pete, Show Producer and Founder
The Brexit transition period will come to an end at the end of this year. As a UK based business, P.A.W Media UK is now out of the EU we will have to start paying VAT on every sale made by EU customers and paid to said EU customer’s country. Up until now we were exempt from paying this as we fell under the EU member threshold. This threshold is only for EU member states.
Instead of blocking sales from our EU customers we will start to declare and pay the VAT due each quarter. Any UK based business supplying digital services (downloads) to customers in the EU has to pay VAT to each EU member state where the sale originated if they wish to offer services to customers based in the EU. While we have left the EU, this law still applies to the UK and other countries world wide and is enforced via internationally agreed laws.
If you are a customer based in the EU please note that you do not need to take any action. We will declare and pay the VAT due on your purchase directly to your country using the Non-Union VAT MOSS System. We will not increase the cost of our products for our EU customers to cover the VAT that is due and instead the price you pay will be VAT inclusive and remain the same as for all our customers.
Subscriptions and payments from The Splat! Fan Club are also subject to digital sales tax. We do not handle or process these payments are instead handled by the Onlyfans.com platform which is digital sales tax compliant.
P.A.W Media is VAT registered in the UK for the purposes of foreign VAT obligations only. We currently do not meet the current UK threshold to start paying VAT in the UK.
PAW Media UK is now registered with the Irish Tax Authority for the purposes of reporting and paying EU Digital VAT for European Union customers.
We also pay respective VAT or sales tax where they arise in different countries. Taxing digital supplies is gaining traction and adoption in more and more countries and will continue to be compliant with these rules.
If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact us here.
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!
Adam's Shoot - DELAYED.
Entry Posted: 30th September 2020
Tomorrow, Thursday 1st October 2020 we was supposed to be shooting with brand new guest Adam. Sadly we have had to delay his shoot for a while due to his personal circumstances. Adam is currently studying at Manchester University which is now under local lockdown due to a serve COVID-19 outbreak among the students.
Due to current UK law Adam is prohibited to travel to us tomorrow to shoot his Splat! Show. This means his show has been postponed and will now be shot at a later date.
Please note that Adam’s shoot has NOT been cancelled, it has just been delayed due to the current situation. We will keep you updated here with any updates about Adam’s shoot.
As per our Terms and Conditions, any postponed shoot should be filmed within 6 months from the original shooting date. If we are unable to meet this requirement we will compensate customers who have taken advantage of any pre-shoot bundle offers and or have participated in A Gunge Tank Vote.
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.