Burnley’s BPM-SFX, one of Europe’s leading concert and indoor special effects companies are the firm behind the special effects on hit ITV show Ninja Warrior. Dubbed “the hardest assault course on the planet”. BPM-SFX were welcomed back for second season of the show, currently airing on ITV, to provide more of their stunning effects.
BPM-SFX MD Adam Murray said “the production wanted to introduce the huge 15 metre Chameleon flames to the show using the red & blue flames to suit the stage set as well as the CO2 Jets & G flames integrated in to the actual course! We’ve had great feedback from the team at Ninja Warrior who absolutely love the effects.”
The firm follows Burnley Bondholder Hardy Services who were commissioned to design and build Mount Midoriyama, the shows difficult finale challenge, for season one of Ninja warrior.
Paul Hardy, Managing Director of Burnley-based Hardy Services said “The obstacles became progressively more difficult with only the very best contestants getting through to the final challenge, to scale Mount Midoriyama. It was absolutely massive – 23m tall, 21m long and 7.5m deep.”
“It was a great order to land but we only had five working days to commission the design from structural engineers, order the materials and then build it in time for the filming at Manchester Central”.
The show is billed as the toughest obstacle course on television and has already been a smash hit in the USA, Japan, Malaysia and Sweden Producers say it’s the ultimate test of strength, speed and courage.