Behind the Scenes : Making our TV adverts

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Behind the scenes of Mecca TV ads

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you should have seen
our fab, new TV adverts.

Because everyone’s getting entertained at meccabingo.com,
people who are normally in the public eye are going unnoticed. So, what do they
do when nobody’s watching?

In this special blog, we take you behind the scenes and show
you just how (un)glamourous TV shoots can be!

When nobody’s watching, reality TV stars probably let rip!

The first advert shows the gorgeous Sam relaxing in a pool.
As soon as she finds out that everyone’s too busy playing online bingo to tune in to her glamourous
life, she lets rip an incredible trump!

While it might look like our actress is having a lovely time
in an exotic location, the reality is very different!

Sun, sand and freak storms

The Mecca team and film crew headed off to Mallorca to shoot
this ad in some warm winter sun, but just our luck, we got caught in a cold
snap, and a freak storm battered the island with wind and rain! You can see in
the pic below where there’s an industrial heater blowing warm air on to Sam to
keep her goose-bumps at bay. Look at the crew sporting cosy jackets and beanie
hats in the background.

Being a total
professional, Sam didn’t flinch, even though she was shivering between shots.

As soon as we got the footage we needed, she dried off and
wrapped up warm, under the watchful eye of our welfare team.

FIMLING FACT: While
the ad is only a few seconds long, we had to do tons of takes because the ‘fart
machine’ didn’t always release enough bubbles. Getting the timing right was
crucial, but this specialist piece of machinery was the most demanding cast
member to work with!

When nobody’s watching, pig-wielding fashion influencers do the unspeakable!

Our second advert shows an animal-loving Insta-celeb at home
in her kitchen. When she realises that more people are spinning slots than paying attention to her
pampered piglet, she fries up some sausages!

Also shot in Mallorca during the same week, we were lucky to
have the shelter of a studio for the second ad. There were two piglets on set
who were chaperoned by their farmer owners. They were perfectly behaved at all
times… until the cameras started rolling!

Mia, who played our social media influencer, was a total gem
– coping very well when one of the adorable piglets had a bit of an accident
down her shirt!

FILMING FACT: The
sausages used on the shoot were vegan sausages. No animals were harmed in any
way!

What do you think of our ads? If all your friends were too
busy getting entertained at meccabingo.com, what would you do in secret? Tell
us in the comments or on social media.

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