Yeti Television has been commissioned by Channel 4 for an hour-long special Car Boot Kings.

The documentary was produced and directed by Cam Bang Peter Tat under Channel 4’s First Cut scheme. It was commissioned by Janine Thomas, and exec produced by Yeti’s Siân Price and Simon Greenwood.

Car Boot Kings follows two lifelong friends who are regularly drawing in 9000 traders and buyers a week. JT and Andrew run the biggest car boot in the wild West Midlands.

Siân Price, Creative Director of Yeti, says, “As a seasoned car-booter myself, I’m delighted to be bringing the wonderful characters and stories bound up in this world to the screen. JT & Andrew really are one of a kind! We’re also thrilled to be able to support up-and-coming director Cam Bang Peter Tat in his first single documentary for Channel 4 as part of the First Cut scheme.”

Janine Thomas, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4, adds, “Cam and Yeti have delivered a charming and curious film. Car Boot Kings continues First Cut’s character-driven filmmaking custom as it examines our current cost of living crisis through an unlikely yet entertaining treasure trove of an extraordinary car boot.”

Shooting Producer/Director, Cam Bang Peter Tat, adds, “Having worked in the TV industry for years, I’ve found it very difficult to get the opportunity to produce my own one-hour documentary so getting a First Cut with Yeti was perfect. To secure the role, myself and two other filmmakers, had to write a two-page treatment for the commissioner, outlining our approach to transforming the pitch document into a compelling documentary.”

Car Boot Kings is scheduled to TX on Channel 4 in October.

Pippa Considine

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