Welcome to Touchdown Films, one of the UK’s most exciting independent production companies.
Touchdown Films is a London-based independent production company making high-quality film, television and digital content.
Our recent productions include the Discovery documentary APOLLO 8: THE MISSION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, the 12-part History Channel series PHOTOS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, and the 10-part biography series ARTIST TO ICON, airing on Ovation in the US in the fall of 2020.
We have a slate of new projects in play on both sides of the Atlantic and a first-look deal with Banijay Rights.
Touchdown Films was founded in 2016 by John Osborne, a filmmaker and executive producer who has spent two decades making critically acclaimed, high-rating, primetime television for UK and US broadcasters. John started his career at Darlow Smithson and IMG, before making his directing debut in 2005 with the Banff-nominated sports documentary ONE NIGHT IN MAY for Sky One. In 2009, he directed the History Channel’s most-watched UK documentary HILLSBOROUGH REMEMBERED to mark the 20th anniversary of the disaster. John then produced a string of documentaries including the Showtime feature doc ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EXPOSED, hailed “one of the hottest rock films at SXSW” by Rolling Stone, and the BBC Four film THE STORY OF SKINHEAD, described as “fascinating” by The Guardian and “terrific” by The Telegraph. John is also a former head of football at the world’s biggest digital sports content business Perform Group (now DAZN) and has spearheaded branded entertainment campaigns for Dr. Martens, Fred Perry, and more.