Return to the Jungle
Welcome to Uppercut Films
An Independent Production Company
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 30 June
Return to the Jungle
Our latest film for Forces TV follows three ex-Paras back to the jungles of Borneo to visit the site of the little-known Battle of Plaman Mapu exactly 50 years ago. The thee veterans, Les Simcock, Mick Murtagh and George Averre remember details of the two-hour long battle that saw 36 Paras face up to 400 Indonesian Special Forces and win the day, against all odds. It's an emotional journey for all of them, particularly when they pay their respects to the two Paras who lost their lives that day in 1965.
9pm Tuesday 30th June, Forces TV (Sky Channel 264, Virgin 244, Freesat 652)
Posted 17 March
Forces TV are repeating this series on Tuesday nights.
Forces TV (Sky Channel 264, Virgin 244, Freesat 652) are currently repeating our 4-part series 'Battle Scarred' with the second episode Exit Wounds on tonight (Tuesday 17th March) at 9pm. Episode 3 Nightmare on Civvy Street airs on Tuesday 24th March at 9pm and episode 4 Soldering On goes out on Tuesday 31st March at 9pm.
Sadly, there are still many young men and women out there suffering with the after effects of military life and so if you know anyone in need of help, we hope you will encourage them to watch this series and get in touch with some of the wonderful organisations who are able to offer support.
Posted 9 December
Episode two of Chris Terrill's latest series is on Channel 5 tomorrow night, Wednesday 10th December at 7pm. If you're not home in time then set your recorders to see Chris travelling across Africa where the creeping menace of drought is one of the most deadly hazards on earth.