Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – DVD!

Hey, remember that time we were on the TV being all expert and that with comedian Rhod Gilbert? Well…

The Welsh production company behind TV comedy show Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, is launching an online campaign to finally bring more of the BAFTA Cymru award winning series out on DVD.

End of the wedding

Zipline Creative producers Rhys and Nathan, are close to launching a Kickstarter campaign to allow fans to pre-order copies of Series 3 & 4 as a DVD boxset and in an attempt to guarantee its release.

“We’ve always wanted the show to be released on DVD, but unfortunately although we’re the producers, directors, editors, do the camera and the sound with Rhod, the rights are actually owned by a much bigger media company outside of Wales. To cut a long story short, we just haven’t been able to do it.” says Nathan.

“Usually it’s giant corporations releasing these kinds of products, so as a tiny company based in the valleys it’s going to be a real underdog battle to get it off the ground. We hope fans of the show and followers of Mr Gilbert will get involved to help us achieve our goal.”

The critically acclaimed show sees stand up comedian Rhod Gilbert try his hand at an eclectic mix of jobs with hilarious results. Since the first series aired in 2010, Rhod has experienced careers all across Wales, from Bin Man to Fighter Pilot, Zoo Keeper to Mum, Policeman to Drag Artist and more.

BKkDuSxCAAAloWeThe series 3 and 4 DVD will feature arguably some of the best episodes of the comedy show to date. Who can forget Rhod dragging a bunch of Welsh pensioners on a chocolate snorting holiday to Belgium in the Coach Tour Guide show. Or even Scott Williams’ castle and Ella May’s play doh boat from the Teacher episode.

“We’re trusting in the support of our fan base to help us get them the DVD they’ve been craving all these years!” says Rhys Waters, also a producer and director of the show.

“It’s been frustrating because we’ve repeatedly had to tell eager fans ‘we don’t know’ whenever they’ve asked us when they might be able to buy the DVD.”

208939_10151375771428932_41807911_n“Kickstarter felt like the natural choice, as aside from working with the incredibly talented and funny Mr Gilbert, one thing that’s always brilliant about Work Experience is its loyal fans. So we’re creating something that allows fans to become part of the show”, said Rhys. “We can offer a lot more than just a copy of the programmes, they’ll have their names on the DVD, DVD’s and posters signed by Rhod, alongside some genuine props and costumes.”

Some of the goodies that the team hope to offer backers include:

  • Special Kickstarter limited edition design DVD Box sets of series 3&4 with Bonus features SIGNED BY RHOD.
  • An invite to the exclusive screening of 4 selected episodes of Work Experience.
  • Rhod / Rachel’s Wig from the ‘Drag Artist’ Episode.
  • The original Give a S#!t Weddings T-Shirt from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Give a S#!t Weddings Car Signage from the Wedding Planner Episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘finger gym’ from the Male Model episode.
  • Rhod’s ‘Rhod Squad Scout’s Camp Badge’ from the Scout Leader episode.
  • One of Rhod’s ‘Edwards Coaches Ties’ from the Coach Tour Guide Episode.
  • A Rhod Signed original limited edition promotional poster for the series.
  • Limited edition collage wall art piece featuring all Patrick Olner’s amazing photographs commissioned for Series 3 & 4.

 

521334_522797641095370_1219139076_nOn top of this, the team will be trawling the archives for as many extras and deleted scenes as they can cram on the disk. “Since we make the show, we know the footage and original edits really well. This gives us the unique ability to create additional funny scenes and unseen moments for those who want a bit more.” Said Rhys.

Although Rhod himself is not directly involved in the Kickstarter project, he backs Rhys and Nathan’s campaign and wants to see them achieve success. “I could not believe my ears when I heard those crazy dudes Rhys and Nathan were starting this campaign, but my ears were right and they are, so I wish them all the best. I’ll lob in some signed DVD’s or boxsets, and bits of work experience memorabilia for a few dedicated investors too!”

If you think you’d like to get your hands on some of these goodies or just show some moral support keep an eye on the @rhodsworkex twitter feed or follow Zipline Creative on Facebook, or alternatively email info@ziplinecreative.co.uk to get signed up for campaign updates.

“We are offering pledges starting at £1, so there’s an opportunity for all fans to support the project if they want. Hopefully we’ll get enough people behind us, if not then we’ll disappear back behind the cameras never to be seen in public again!” Said Rhys.

“It’s a bit of an all or nothing venture. Either Kickstarter works, and we can cover the rights of the show for release, or it doesn’t and to be honest, we’re not sure what will happen next.” says Nathan.

Press Release published on http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk – all words by Zipline Creative. Samantha from Oh So Perfect features in series 4 episode 1 – The Wedding Planner. 

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Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Griffiths

Gosh, I can not believe it has been a year since this great wedding – and you’ll remember the one, it was the one which made it on to your TV screens last Summer!

Sarah, Gareth and their whole family were such a wonderful bunch of people to work with, and a pleasure to get to know in the lead up to the big day last April.

Happy 1st Anniversary you lovely, lovely pair of people, we here at Oh So Perfect hope you have a wonderful day together remembering all the events of this time one year ago, and send you all our love and kisses for the future too!

To view all our photos from Sarah and Gareth’s Modern Hollywood themed wedding day, just follow this link! 

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Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – the hype continues!

Well regular followers of our little blog, and of Oh So Perfect in general, will know that earlier this year our wedding planner Samantha gave her wedding planning skills over to Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert as his mentor in the series 4 episode of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience: Wedding Planner.

We blogged plenty about it at the time of filming, and we were even featured in a fabulous article in the Western Mail newspaper not long before it hit the telebox, and back in June Oh So Perfect made our TV début on BBC1 Wales – yipee!

Rhod Gilbert and Samantha Imbimbo reflect on the day.

Rhod Gilbert and Samantha Imbimbo reflect on the day.

Well last Thursday we were at it again, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience received it’s second television outing, this time debuting nationally in the UK on BBC2, and what an exciting week it has been! On Wednesday last week Rhod was spotted on the One Show talking about the show, and the following morning a whole clip featuring Rhod Gilbert and Samantha was played out on ITV’s Day Break. Not only that, but less then 24 hours after the show made it’s BBC2 debut, Samantha was interviewed on BBC Three Counties Radio talking to Roberto Perrone about brides making speeches.

We’ve received lovely comments, emails and messages of support from lots of people out there in wedding land, and even lots of enquiries from budding wedding planners in the making looking for guidance and advice – thank you to all of you!

Now I expect things will start to quieten down once again from here on, and gladly so as it’s busy, busy here at Perfect HQ at the moment as we prepare to deliver another 3 weddings before the close of summer and continue working with couples not just across the UK but even half way across the world right now (that’s right!), so we haven’t got the time to be too famous just yet – we’ll leave that job to Rhod I think!!

If you haven’t had chance to catch us on the tele just yet, then there is still time to view the show on BBC iPlayer until this Thursday, or if you’ve still missed it, well you’ll just have to buy yourself the DVD come Christmas, hehe!

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

Sarah and Gareth’s Video Clips by Love Seen

I’m absolutely delighted to be able to share Sarah and Gareth’s Hollywood wedding clips video with you, filmed and produced by Clare Adams at Love Seen.

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Modern Hollywood styling by Samantha Imbimbo – Oh So Perfect

You may recognise this lovely couple from their appearance with us on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience on the telebox a few weeks ago, but as well as the BBC cameras, Clare was on hand throughout the day too to produce a beautiful wedding video for the lovely couple too, highlighting the more personal moments of the day for them and their family to treasure.

Please click on this link to view the full set of photos from Sarah and Gareth’s day on our blog.

The Wedding of Gareth & Sarah from Clare Adams on Vimeo.

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – catch it on BBC iPlayer!

Rhod Gilbert and Samantha Imbimbo reflect on the day.

Rhod Gilbert and Samantha Imbimbo reflect on the day.

We’d just like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who tuned in for the premier showing of ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience series 4 episode 1 – Wedding Planner‘ last week, and for all of the incredible, lovely and thoughtful messages sent to us through Facebook, Twitter, email and in person following the show hitting your teleboxes – such a wonderful response from you all, we were chuffed to pieces here at Perfect HQ!

If you missed the opportunity to watch the programme last Wednesday then panic not – it will be up on BBC iPlayer until 10th July 2013, so if you haven’t seen it yet (or just want to laugh all over again!) then follow the link below to play catch up online. Or sit tight and hold on as the programme will hit BBC2 nationwide across the UK later this year for a second showing…

Click here to view Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience on iPlayer before 10th July 2013!

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

Rhod Gilbert – 5th June at 10:35pm

Well ladies and gents we are delighted to announce that we have had the thumbs up on a date for Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience…

Samantha Imbimbo and Rhod Gilbert

The Wedding Planner will feature as episode 1 starting on BBC One Wales on Wednesday 5th June 2013 at 10:35pm.

Don’t live in Wales? Scroll through your digital channels, you should find BBC Wales in with all the other regional channels somewhere near the back, or tune in to your iPlayer after the episode is broadcast to play catch up.

Follow Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience on Twitter for all the latest news… @RhodsWorkEx

Don’t forget you can also follow our very own Facebook page for all the latest goings on at Perfect HQ too!

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

 

Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – the day is done!

So, here I am as promised following on from my previous blog post about Oh So Perfect‘s involvement in series 4 of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience.

Samantha, Rhod and the film crew play with the photobooth.

Samantha, Rhod and their big pink boxes!

Samantha, Rhod and their big pink boxes!

I’m not going to say much though, as I think some things are better left unsaid for now – instead I shall keep you waiting until later on this summer when the programme hits our screens here in Wales and iPlayer across the border!

But to summarise – wow what a wedding! The day was fabulous, the room looked incredible, Rhod not only rolled up his sleeves and got stuck in in-front of the cameras, but he genuinely took a shine to my couple and joined in with helping me to deliver the greatest day they could have even when the camera stopped rolling.

But most important of all, on the day itself my couple were smiling: and not just ‘oh this is nice’ smiling but really, truly grinning their socks off, big cheesy grins from ear to ear! Rhod and the crew did such a cracking job of arranging a handful of extra surprises on the day that my couple’s wedding went from being incredible to ‘oh my!’ in a matter of minutes; and the bride, groom and their family couldn’t have been more thrilled to say the least.

But that’s it. Shhh! I’m not saying any more, you’ll simply have to wait to watch the show and see all the shenanigans that went on behind the scenes later this year!

That’s all for now!
Samantha x

Need help planning your wedding day? Visit www.ohsoperfect.co.uk for our full list of wedding planning, styling and coordination packages and services.

 

Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience – the filming begins

Well it is with absolute delight that I let you in on what we’ve been getting up to recently!

Rhod Gilbert and Samantha

It all started a few weeks ago when I received a little phone call from a certain set of TV people in Cardiff, working on a rather well known little TV programme over here in Wales, with a rather well known Welsh comedian recognised right the way around the UK.

The programme: Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience
The series: 4
The episode: Wedding Planner

Yes, ladies and gents, I will be acting as Rhod Gilbert’s mentor as he learns to become a wedding planner. Rhod Gilbert will be my work experience assistant. Oh yes, Rhod Gilbert will be helping to coordinate one of my weddings.

I am so lucky to be working with such a lovely, willing couple; brave enough to put their trust in me and allow Rhod Gilbert to help plan and coordinate their wedding with me this coming weekend!

Rhod meets my couple and their family.

We’ve had so much fun already. Just over a fortnight ago I was joined by the lovely Amber Hunter from the Wedding Planner School where together we gave Rhod a master class in wedding planning, and then last weekend I took Rhod to meet my gorgeous couple, Sarah and Gareth, and their family. I entrusted Rhod with a big task, he was to meet my couple and go through their final details with them, gathering all the bits and pieces of information to help him finalise the planning and help deliver the weekend in just a few weeks time. He also had to gain their trust, building a relationship with the couple I’d been working with for the last year in just a couple of hours, and he had to get to know the parents who would be entrusting him to deliver their daughter’s dream day. Big task. I watched on from the corner and giggled to myself.

Well, so far so good, Mr. Gilbert has been just wonderful. Not only has he managed to charm me (it wasn’t difficult…) but he has well and truly charmed my lovely couple and the bride’s family too, taking them to a national wedding fair and showing a genuine interest in their big day. It is safe to say that Rhod Gilbert really does care about this wedding too, and he’s been working so hard over the last week pulling together all the final bits of planning, organising the décor, photobooth and much, much more in preparation for the big day on Saturday. Everything is coming together just wonderfully, and I’m confident that Oh So Perfect’s first wedding of the 2013 season is certainly not going to be one to forget!

I told Rhod that as a wedding planner it is my job to become like the bride’s best friend. She has to trust me enough to deliver her perfect day exactly as she dreamt it. I think Rhod is doing a very good job of this so far, and if he really does deliver this wedding quite as well as I expect he will on Saturday then he’ll certainly have made it as my BFF for sure!

So lovely followers, please wish us all good luck for Saturday – the day is going to be very long, very stressful, and very tiring, but my gosh it’s going to be bloomin’ brilliant. I simply cannot wait.

The programme will be on BBC1 Wales later this year, and on the iPlayer for all of you lot watching on across the border – I’ll be shouting about it plenty when it airs, you won’t be able to miss it!

With love,
Samantha x

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