Limitless curiosity and the pure joy of simply trying out things – these needs are satisfied in our show »Checkpoint« with unusual experiments and games for children and youngsters. Because in »Checkpoint« a team of boys is testing out everything that young people consider cool, fathers have always wanted to try, and leaves a mothers breathless.
Can a skateboard be accelerated with an engine? What happens if I hold a lighter to a bottle of deodorant? Can I fry sausages in an exhaust pipe? With such unique experiments the »Checkpoint« test team finds unconventional answers to some rather usual and some less mundane questions.
- 80 days of shooting
- 300 days of editing
- 320 experiments
During the sometimes spectacular activities, host Tommy Scheel is lending his support to the team: He's constructing, experimenting, consulting and laughing with the group – even if things go wrong. The boys are faced by a team of girls who will compete against them in the »Girls vs. Boys Challenge«.
The battle of the sexes is on: Who can aim better, who is more courageous, who is better at handling cars, construction machines, and fire – boys or girls? »Checkpoint« finds out and lets the youngsters park cars by lifting them up with a crane, balance on a high wire, dissect eyes, jump into the water with a BMX bike or clean portable toilets.
40 x 25 Min
Target audience: Kinder- und Jugend
Year of production: 2014-16
- Conversion of the format to match "German conditions"
- Casting the host
- Casting the test team
- Location Scouting
- Game setup
- Implementing and securing the experiments
- Postproduction of the serial (Arrangement of episodes, assembly, trailer, best-of and more)