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Filming Pizza Hut ad - Cheer Diary

Filming for Pizza Hut ad

By Michelle 

 

Just finished 2 exhausting days of filming for the new Pizza Hut Ad, it was all v.exciting!! The client wanted a carnival theme and so who better to turn to than the Pineapple Cheerleaders. We were called in to help create a celebratory mood and that's exactly what we did. It was just one big party and the Pineapple Cheerleaders were leading the fun. We had to dance on a spectacular glitter covered carnival float while show girls, majorettes, stilt walkers and even a marching band danced around us!  

It was just like being in Brazil except for one small difference - the weather! It was absolutely freezing as it was a night shoot and, due to the tight schedule, we couldn’t get off the float in between takes so we were up there for hours. We even had the stilt walkers passing hot drinks up to us which was very kind of them as they could see we were so cold in our little kits. But Pineapple Cheerleaders know how to stay pepped up whatever the weather and so we came up with imaginative ways to keep warm including getting the crowd up and moving to some of our favourite cheer routines. Thank goodness for our legwarmers which were pulled up over our knees and which we quickly rolled down when the cameras started rolling and we heard 'Action!!!' Being so high up on the float was alot of fun as we could see right out over the whole set while we danced and cheered to the music but it also meant that getting on and off wasn't easy. We had lots of fun putting our stunting skills to good use, using cheerleader pyramids to help lift each other up and cradle catches to get each other off the float. That's what we call use of cheer skills in an emergency!

I think the Pineapple Cheerleaders looked amazing and brought so much energy, enthusiasm and glamour to the shoot which reflects our squad brilliantly and makes me so happy to be part of it......bring on the next one!!! xxx