Unlimited curiosity and the pure joy of trying things out- these needs are satisfied by our show “Checkpoint” with its unusual experiments and games for children and youngsters. In “Checkpoint”, a team of boys test everything that young people find cool, that fathers have always wanted to try, and that leaves mothers breathless.

Can you power your skateboard with an engine? What happens if you hold a lighter to a deodorant bottle? Can you fry sausages in an exhaust pipe? With such unique experiments, the “Checkpoint” team always finds unconventional answers to rather unusual and less mundane questions.


  • 80 days of shooting
  • 300 days of editing
  • 320 experiments


During the spectacular activities, host Tommy Scheel lends his support to the team: he constructs, experiments, advises and laughs with the group - even if things go wrong. The boys are then faced by a team of awesome girls who compete against them in a “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, fire… girls or boys? “Checkpoint” finds out while it lets the youngsters park cars with cranes, balance on high wires, dissect eyes, jump into water on a BMX bikes and clean portable toilets.

40 x 25 Min
Client: ZDF
Target audience: Kinder- und Jugend
Genre: Non-Fiction
Year of production: 2014-16


  • Conversion of the format to match "German conditions"
  • Casting the host
  • Casting the test team
  • Location Scouting
  • Script
  • Game setup
  • Implementing and securing the experiments
  • Direction
  • Production
  • Postproduction of the serial (Arrangement of episodes, assembly, trailer, best-of and more)
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This program is based on the successful production “Checkpoint” by the Dutch channel “Evangelische Omroep”. The Dutch series was honored by the children's jury with the “Prix Jeunesse” in the category 7-11 Non-Fiction in 2012.