Chris Terrill (Patron)
After starting a career as a professional anthropologist and geographer, Chris later joined the BBC where he discovered a passion for making documentaries. 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 he is always looking for the best in the people he makes films about. For War Torn Warriors he climbed in the Himalayas with wounded Royal Marines Commandos whose ability to cope with their injuries was truly awe-inspiring, and he 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 he has 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.
In 2012 Chris worked with Forward Assist and filmed 93 year old, John Hall DFC as he made an emotional trip to Holland to visit the grave of a comrade lost on a bombing mission in 1943. Supported by two veterans from our Newcastle 'peer led' support group and funded by the Big Lottery 'Heroes Return' fund and SAGE (UK) The film was originally part of The Channel 5 Battle Scarred Documentary Series and is due to go out in Autumn this year.