We’ve just spent the last two weeks making a giant fly and a giant bunny rabbit.
They’re for a new show by Tiger Aspect for T4 called Red Bull Rivals. There are two ex Hollyoaks actors going head to head on 5 Red Bull events. They’re doing a cliff dive, a motorcross event, freerunning, downhill mountain biking and the Flugtag in Marseille.
For each event they are allocated a ‘guru’ and when they contacted Red Bull they were told to call Tim Simpson from Plunge after he and Plunge won the London Red Bull Flugtag in 2003.
One was for a performance called ‘Fly School Musical’ and is a giant fly. The other was for ‘Matt and his Magic Hat’ and involved making a giant top hat that magically produces a giant white rabbit on the take off ramp.
The machines were conceived by the presenters, Matt and Darren and then built by Plunge. They were mainly carved polystyrene, with a tough outer coat. The giant hat was made of Plastozote.
To see how the flying machines did in Marseille you can catch the Red Bull Rivals episode on 4OD.