Welcome to Touchdown Films, one of the UK’s most exciting independent production companies.
Touchdown Films is a London-based production company dedicated to creating high-quality film, television and digital content.
Our team have worked with the biggest broadcasters and brands on the planet, achieving critical acclaim, record ratings and award recognition along the way. Recent productions include the DISCOVERY documentary special APOLLO 8: THE MISSION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and the factual series PHOTOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD for HISTORY. We currently have an ambitious slate of projects in play on both sides of the Atlantic, including the ten-part Hollywood biography series ARTIST TO ICON, airing on US network OVATION in 2020.
We have a first-look deal with Banijay Rights, the international distribution division of Banijay Group.
Touchdown Films founder John Osborne has spent over 20 years making acclaimed, high-rating, primetime television for UK and US broadcasters. He started his career at Darlow Smithson, before joining IMG where he was part of the development team behind the Emmy-nominated CHRISTOPHER REEVE: COURAGEOUS STEPS and Critics’ Choice Award-winning MUHAMMAD ALI: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD. John made his directorial debut in 2005 with the Banff-nominated SPORT MATTERS: ONE NIGHT IN MAY, going on to have digital success as Head of Football at Perform Group – now DAZN. In 2009, he directed HISTORY’s most-watched UK documentary HILLSBOROUGH REMEMBERED. John’s producer credits include the SHOWTIME feature documentary ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EXPOSED, hailed “one of the hottest rock films at SXSW” by Rolling Stone and the hit BBC FOUR film THE STORY OF SKINHEAD. He has also executive produced many hours of factual television for CHANNEL 4 and SKY, plus award-winning branded entertainment for DR. MARTENS, FRED PERRY, and more.