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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 30 September

    ’Marine A: Criminal or Casualty of War?‘ wins award!

    Uppercut Films won the Broadcast Award at the EVCOM Clarion awards last Friday for Chris Terrill’s film ‘Marine A: Criminal or Casualty of War?’. These are the UK’s leading awards for the communication of Corporate Social Responsibility and social and ethical debate and we’re extremely pleased to have won the broadcast category.

  • Chris Terrill workshop this weekend

    Posted 16 September

    Last chance to book your tickets!

    In this one-day workshop this Saturday the 20th September at the London Film School Chris will share his experiences and offer tips born of his pioneering work as a director/cameraman/recordist. Using his own films as examples, Chris will discuss the great advantages of self-shooting – including the great editorial and storytelling benefits.
    There are still a few places available so follow the link to book yours now http://lfs.org.uk/workshops/lfs-workshops/249/chris-terrill-one-man-and-his-camera

    Posted 10 September

    Documentary Special

    Uppercut is making a special one-off documentary for Forces TV about one of our amazing contributors from Mission Afghanistan - Paul Vice, aka 'Vicey'. Despite the life-changing injuries he sustained in 2011, Vicey is taking part in the Invictus Games which start today, competing in the Archery (firing the arrow with his mouth!) and cycling events. Chris Terrill has been filming with Vicey on and off since he returned from Afghanistan three years ago. This film promises to be an uplifting story of recovery and will of course feature that well known Commando quality - Cheerfulness in the face of adversity.


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