BPM-SFX create effects for Ninja Warrior

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.”

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A POTATO PRODUCTION FOR ITV NINJA WARRIOR UK on Saturday 25 April 2015 ITV PICTURE SHOWS: Contestant Joe Swales Ninja Warrior, the toughest obstacle course on television is coming to ITV this spring. Already a smash hit in the USA, Sweden, Malaysia and Japan, Ninja Warrior UK will be hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara. This brand new entertainment series is the ultimate test of strength, speed and courage. Viewers will watch contestants pushed to their limits as they compete to complete TV’s toughest challenge. Contestants from all walks of life ranging from 'Have a Go Heroes' to 'Superhuman Athletes' are invited to take on the challenges of the course. Viewers will be entertained by both those who can superbly execute the course to those who spectacularly fail, crashing out of the course into the water below. Each part is laden with jaw-dropping challenges, heart-stopping excitement and adrenaline-fuelled action as the contestants attempt to complete three punishing and potentially hilarious stages. 250 ambitious competitors will start but few will successfully overcome the toughest obstacle course ever seen on British Television. Can any survive to the end to face the vertical challenge of scaling the heights of an impressive scaling tower named, Mount Midoriyama, and be crowned the first 'Ninja Warrior UK' Photographer: Rachel Joseph ©ITV, FOR EDITORIAL RIGHT ONLY

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.

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