Gus Plus Us is an independent children’s entertainment show created by married couple Nick and Christina Caster. Nick and Christina began developing their ideas for this show in their garage-turned-studio with one simple focus in mind: high quality entertainment for kids that parents would also enjoy.
Both growing up with younger siblings and now raising two children of their own, Nick and Christina have learned a lot about how to engage with kids. They found a lack of children’s programming that goes beyond just keeping the young ones occupied. They wanted to create a show that would entertain the entire family with comedy, original music, and simple life lessons.
It all started with Gus, a big, blue, furry puppet voiced and controlled by Nick. Gus approaches life with a juvenile wonderment, and in many ways is like a child himself. He spends his days playing and learning with his energetic, imaginative friend Lucy, played by Christina. They also enjoy the company of a little, fluffy, orange puppet named Karrot, who only speaks gibberish. Together these characters use their imagination to learn and explore the world around them.
Gus Plus Us features a DIY aesthetic because most everything was done in-house. The scripts, props, and sets were all put together with their own two hands. Nick & Christina wanted the world of Gus to feel hand-crafted, imprinted with creativity and imagination. These few episodes are only a glimpse of what they hope to create in the world of Gus. Their goal is to gather enough resources that will enable them to produce a full season of Gus Plus Us for the whole family to enjoy. So grab a plush doll and a t-shirt to support the show!
We invite you to get lost in the world of Gus and his simple, lovable charm as he embarks on imaginative adventures with his zany, faithful sidekick, Karrot. Together they learn about the elementary mysteries of life with their tender, whimsical, friend Lucy as their guide.