BBC Three has ordered a doc on the rise of comedy People Just Do Nothing on the eve of the series’ new feature film release.
Kurupting the Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story, made by Roughcut TV, will celebrate the show’s journey from web series to BAFTA award winning comedy.
Kurupting the Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story will feature interviews with Allan Mustafa (MC Grindah), Asim Chaudhry (Chabuddy G), Hugo Chegwin (DJ Beats), Steve Stamp (Steves), Dan Sylvester (Decoy), Lily Brazier (Miche), Ash Atalla (Executive Producer), Jon Petrie (Producer) and Jack Clough (Director). Alongside all this, People Just Do Nothing superfans Clara Amfo, Martin Freeman, Dizzee Rascal and Kurupt FM collaborator Craig David will also share their favourite memories and moments from the series and offer their insights into what has made the show such a success.
Ash Atalla, Executive Producer, says: “With the Big in Japan movie coming out it felt a good time to look back at our People Just Do Nothing story. And who knows, next year maybe we’ll release a documentary about this documentary.”
Ben Caudell, Commissioning Editor says: It’s the ultimate rags to riches story: the journey that the PJDN gang made from online amateurs to full-fledged professional movie idols is an incredible one and a fascinating insight into how doing your own thing can build to comedy superstardom. Packed with great clips and famous fans, it’s a thoroughly entertaining ride – if you thought documentaries were all about unsolved murders and poisoned fish, think again, here’s a doc you can actually laugh at.”
Kurupting the Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story (1×45’) is a Roughcut TV production for BBC Three commissioned by Shane Allen, Director of BBC Comedy and Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three. The Executive Producer for Roughcut TV is Ash Atalla and the Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Ben Caudell.