Channel 4 has commissioned London-based Blink Films, a Tin Roof Media company, to deliver the feature-length event documentary Pile-Up (w/t).
The film will recreate a motorway pile-up to examine what happens to the cars and their occupants second-by-second.
Using advanced remote control driving technology and dozens of specialist cameras and mannequins, the production team and experts from Cranfield University Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre will work with everyday vehicles and drivers to create a full-scale, high-speed pile-up, then investigate it in forensic detail.
Blink Films’ creative director Dan Chambers is executive producer, and the film is being distributed by PBS International.
“Pile-Up (w/t) will be the largest road traffic experiment ever staged anywhere in the world. Not only will it be an incredible television event, more importantly it provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to unravel the science of deadly motorway crashes,” Chambers said in a statement.