Welcome to Uppercut Films

An Independent Production Company

Uppercut Films: Documentaries that celebrate, not denigrate

  • Commando: Return to the Front Line

    ITV 1

  • Marine 'A' Criminal or Casualty of War

    BBC One

  • Surviving the Arctic with Chris Terrill

    Channel 5

  • Battle Scarred: Soldiers Behind Bars

    Channel 5

  • Imagine...Theatre of War

    BBC One

  • Royal Marines Mission Afghanistan

    Channel 5


Whether it’s following a group of new recruits training to be Royal Marines in Commando on the Front Line, or looking behind the scenes at the incredible work of a West End theatre in Theatreland we’re always looking for the best in the people we make films about. For War Torn Warriors we climbed in the Himalayas with wounded Royal Marines Commandos whose ability to cope with their injuries was truly awe-inspiring, and we told the harrowing stories of the families and individuals whose lives have been devastated by tornadoes, hurricanes and fire storms in Nature’s Fury. Most recently we've been on the front line with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, to capture life in the most dangerous square mile in the world for Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan. We've also seen how a theatre company helped transform the lives of injured soldiers in Imagine...Theatre of War.

Set up by award-winning directors Chris Terrill and Christine Hall, Uppercut Films is dedicated to its own brand of public service broadcasting and strives to keep programme costs to a minimum. They use all available funds to re-invest in the kind of films they believe are worth making.

Chris and Christine are both highly-respected documentary makers with over 20 years experience each and 10 industry awards between them, including two international Emmys, BAFTA and RTS awards.

“Making documentaries that celebrate people’s achievements is at the heart of Uppercut’s ethos”


We primarily make observational documentaries for all the main UK broadcasters as well as America, but we also have a couple of other outlets for our talents.


The recently formed Posterity Productions Ltd, under the umbrella of Uppercut Films, draws on the company’s vast experience of filming theatre and stage productions to offer an archive service to the entertainment industry.



    Posted 16 July

    Place your orders now!

    Great news - the hour-long director's cut versions of Commando: On the Front Line (with added extras including Commando: Return to the Front Line and 55 year old Commando) are being released on DVD on 11th August and available to pre-order now from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Commando-Front-Line-Directors-Cut/dp/B00LEM1VVA/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_1_1

  • On TV this week...

    Posted 2 July

    The new Forces TV channel shows Uppercut Films programmes.

    The new Forces TV (Sky Channel 299/Virgin 244/Freesat 652) is showing a lot of our military films over the coming weeks and months. This Friday, 4th July at 9pm you can tune in to the first programme in the series Royal Navy : Caribbean Patrol. The five-part series was made in 2010 on board HMS Manchester and looked at the exciting work of drug intervention in the Caribbean. Plenty of action, great characters and lots of laughs.

  • The Commandos are back

    Posted 18 June

    Commando on The Front Line - another chance to see Chris Terrill's landmark series about the Royal Marines

    It's 8 years since Chris Terrill filmed the original series but it's as good a watch as ever. Tune in at 9pm on ITV4 for 8 weeks from 17th June to follow 924 troop through training and out to Afghanistan. The series will finish with a repeat of the new programme update - Commando: Return to the Front Line.
    Happy viewing.


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