Welcome to Uppercut Films

An Independent Production Company

Uppercut Films: Documentaries that celebrate, not denigrate

  • Britain's Biggest Warship: Goes To Sea

    BBC 2

  • Britain's Biggest Warship

    BBC 2

  • Royal Marine WAGs and The Great Yomp

    Forces TV

  • Living on the Edge

    Channel 5

  • The Commando Who Refused to Die

    Forces TV

  • Commando: Return to the Front Line

    ITV 1


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.


  • Tune in for our latest series

    Posted 25 October


    As HMS Queen Elizabeth embarks on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, the ship's company face many challenges preparing for the first landing of F35B Lightning Stealth Fighters.


    Filmmaker Chris Terrill provides us with an intimate insight into the workings of Britain's Biggest Warship and introduces us to the people who make it tick - everyone from the Captain to the test pilots, the engineers and the chefs. 

    Series start Sunday, 27th October at 8pm on BBC2
    HMS Queen Elizabeth
  • Britain's Biggest Warship at Sea

    Posted 7 January

    Britain's Biggest Warship at Sea

    Following on from the success of Britain's Biggest Warship, Chris Terrill once more joined the ship's company of HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden voyage to America for a new BBC2 series.  Their main task this time around was to test the top secret F35B Lightning Stealth Fighter for the first time. 


    Posted 5 April

    To be broadcast on BBC 2, Sunday 15th April at 8pm.

    HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest and most advanced warship ever constructed in Britain. As she embarks on gruelling sea trials we see ship and crew pushed to breaking point.

    Taking viewers on an epic voyage of discovery – from construction in the building yard to the rigorous trials in which everything is tested for the first time – Britain’s Biggest Warship tells the extraordinary story of a super-carrier that will be in service for the next 50 years. Embedded within the ship’s company of 700 sailors, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Chris Terrill captures an intimate and personal portrait of life on board as the men and women learn the intricacies of a warship that will change the way Britain goes to war.



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