Press Release - Q-BOID Launch
April 27th 2019
INDEPENDENT QUIZ SHOW PRODUCER WITH TELEVISION STUDIO IN BIRMINGHAM BATHROOM STARTS KICKSTARTER TO FUND NEW “MICRO-STUDIO”
QuizBob Productions are an independent producer of quiz shows
Based in Birmingham, their content is sold online with viewers around the world
A new Kickstarter appeal aims to raise funds to build a new “micro-studio” for filming new content
Independent production company QuizBob has launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new “micro-studio” for their own-concept and self-made quiz shows after the producer decided he no longer wanted to use his bathroom as a filming space.
The campaign on the popular crowd-funding site hopes to raise £1,200 by May 12th. In the first 24 hours of the campaign, which started on 25th April, over £800 of the target had already been raised.
If successful, the project will build a “micro-studio” called the Q-BOID (pronounced cuboid) for recording new episodes of existing QuizBob shows, as well as brand new quiz projects from both QuizBob and other producers that wish to hire the space.
QuizBob Productions launched in May 2018 and in the short time of its existence has already launched three unique quiz shows - Mucked Up, Drop It and most recently Slime Balls. The shows were all invented by the creator of QuizBob, Rob Barnes, who produces all of the shows himself.
The shows all have different concepts but have one common thing that links them: the contestants tend to end up getting very messy!
Rob explains: “When I was trying to think of something to make the first show, Mucked Up, stand out, I remembered watching Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow during my hungover student days. They used to throw ‘muck-muck’ over people for fun. So as well as the questions on that show involving mucked up sequences that the contestants had to order correctly, we decided to drop muck on people if they got an answer wrong! Our viewers told us they loved seeing the players getting mucked up, so the gunge has remained a part of every show we’ve made.”
It is the use of slime in the shows that meant the best place to film was in Rob’s bathroom. “It meant we could contain the mess. But It also made shooting the shows rather limiting. With our Q-BOID mini-studio, we’re planning a dedicated filming space that will keep the surrounding area clean and be far more adaptable for different productions.”
The guests on the shows tend to be talented young models, musicians and sports stars, looking for some extra exposure. Previous players have included Solihull pop star Brad O’Neill, YouTube star Connor Darlington and even a Hollywood actor and musician, Anesu Mutara, originally from Coventry.
The Kickstarter offers backers not only boxsets of previous shows and exclusive new videos once the set has been finished, it also offers anyone the chance to take part in their own show or just simply get “gunged” - and this is proving to be a very popular option!
The appeal ends on Sunday, May 12th at 11pm. If the target of £1,200 is reached or surpassed by that time, construction will begin off-site during the following week, with the new set due to be ready by early June.
“It’s great how there’s a community of quiz-lovers and gunge-fans getting behind this,” Rob says, “I’m hopeful we can raise the money - and not just so that I can have my bathroom back!”
The Kickstarter is online at bit.ly/quizbobkick and runs until May 12th.
Currently sold content available on request for media outlets.
Previews videos viewable at quizbob.net
Rob Barnes, QuizBob Productions
309 Orion 90 Navigation Street, Birmingham B5 4AF
Telephone: 07368 348231
Website & Email: QuizBob.net firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @quizbobquizzes (Rob Barnes - @quizbobrob)
Instagram: @quizbobplus (Rob Barnes - @quizbobrob)