THE UNITED WAY

THE UNITED WAY FILM

A UK Sky Original. Available to own on Blu Ray DVD and Digital. 

Distributed globally by Embankment Films

'In a richly cinematic one-off feature documentary, Eric Cantona, in his own words, relays the swirling

rise of an iconic sporting dynasty.

 

With personal contributions from David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Robson and many more iconic contributors, plus a score by Oscar Nominated composer George Fenton.

 

I AM DURAN

 

I Am Durán tells the epic story of Roberto Durán - a fighter ranked as one of the most entertaining, controversial and greatest of all time.

 

A one man wrecking ball born into poverty, who took on the world; Durán inspired the people of Panama to rise up against American control and their CIA-funded dictator. I Am Durán is the definitive documentary story of this incredible man, his career and legacy.

Featuring: Roberto Durán, Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Sugar Ray Leonard, Don King.

48hrs WITH ALI

 

In July 1974, freelance photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon got a loud knock on his hotel room door at 4.30am. "Grab your pants and your camera. The Champ is running." The Champ in question was Muhammad Ali, and Peter's assignment was to take him deep into the inner circle of, perhaps, the most famous man on the planet at that time.

 

This intimate, dreamlike documentary examines the alchemy of the photographic process and the strange nature of the passing of time. It is a fascinating look at a crucial moment in the life of a 20th century icon.

48hrs WITH ALI

 

In July 1974, freelance photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon got a loud knock on his hotel room door at 4.30am. "Grab your pants and your camera. The Champ is running." The Champ in question was Muhammad Ali, and Peter's assignment was to take him deep into the inner circle of, perhaps, the most famous man on the planet at that time.

 

This intimate, dreamlike documentary examines the alchemy of the photographic process and the strange nature of the passing of time. It is a fascinating look at a crucial moment in the life of a 20th century icon.

48hrs WITH ALI

 

In July 1974, freelance photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon got a loud knock on his hotel room door at 4.30am. "Grab your pants and your camera. The Champ is running." The Champ in question was Muhammad Ali, and Peter's assignment was to take him deep into the inner circle of, perhaps, the most famous man on the planet at that time.

 

This intimate, dreamlike documentary examines the alchemy of the photographic process and the strange nature of the passing of time. It is a fascinating look at a crucial moment in the life of a 20th century icon.

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ONCE WERE LIONS

 

Our latest feature documentary ‘Once Were Lions’ on BBC IPlayer.

 

The film gives unprecedented access to the Great Britain Lions Rugby League team as well as a wider insight into a sport which has always had to fight from the moment it was conceived in 1895..

ONCE WERE LIONS
ONCE WERE LIONS
FRAMPTON

Carl Frampton is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sporting figures. A history-making two-weight world champion, Frampton transcends social divides with his huge cross-community support and popular appeal.


With intimate and unrivalled access, this documentary takes viewers into the inner sanctum of ‘The Jackal’ during preparations for the career-defining moment in his life – a fight at his beloved Windsor Park.

FIGHT GAME

An intimate three-part documentary series for BBC1 following the undulating fortunes of the McGuigan family and their stable of boxers. Featuring Carl Frampton and Josh Taylor, the programme showcases their pursuit of glory in the most brutal of businesses.

With access-all-areas, The Fight Game explores themes of family, glory, defeat...all allied to the backdrop of professional sport.

"A wonderful insight…into arguably the most brutal, majestic and romantic of sports” - The Daily Mail

“Fascinating” - The Evening Standard

SLEEPING GIANT

This is the inspiring and emotional story of two children plucked from the streets of Mumbai to be trained as professional footballers in the UK. The film casts its eyes back over the history of the Indian game and shares fascinating insights into why it remains football’s last untapped frontier.  

Shot over three years on location in India and England, this is an emotional story of individual ambition and determination against all odds.

“A winning documentary journey” - The Guardian

“Involving and genuinely moving” - Danny Leigh, Film 2013

THE VERVE

Photographer Chris Floyd captured the tumultuous life of the iconic band The Verve from the inside as they toured as relative unknowns on their first American tour, all the way through to their farewell tour in 1997 at the very top of their game.

 

Using previously unseen photographs, self-shot video from the band, and interviews, this is an intimate look at an important moment in popular culture.

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NIGHT OF THE FIGHT

Dogged by scandal, alcohol issues, rehab and suicidal thoughts, Ricky Hatton decides one day that enough is enough. It's time to step back into the ring for a final fight.

The film follows Hatton in the weeks running up to his final professional fight, culminating in a raw, emotional realisation that retirement is the only option for this once-great.

“Brilliant…moving” - The Independent

“Richly intense…a painful passionate portrait” - The Daily Mail

THE FOUR YEAR PLAN

Summer 2007. Queens Park Rangers Football Club is about to go bankrupt. On the precipice of collapse, high-profile billionaires Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone, Lakshmi Mittal and Amit Bhatia step in. Their plan? To get the club into the richest league in world football, The Premier League, within four years.

This film bears witness to one of modern football’s most extraordinary tales, told from inside the boardroom.

“Dynamite… possibly the most vivid insight into the running of a football club yet committed to film” - The Guardian