Passionate about people's stories

Based in Bristol, Testimony Films is an award-winning producer of inspirational and compelling history documentaries for a variety of both national and international broadcasters.
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Our Work

For over 20 years we have been committed to telling the extraordinary stories of real people, treating emotive and challenging content with compassion and sensitivity.

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"It was the vividness of the personal reminiscences that carried the film's emotional punch."
A Pocket Full of Posies - The Guardian (Guide)
"An illuminating, heart-breaking film."
Britain's Boy Soldiers - Pick of the week, Observer
"From Testimony Films and Steve Humphries, a remarkable, little-known slice of history unfolds, admirably researched and beautifully structured."
Britain's Boy Soldiers - The Daily Telegraph.
"Here, some of those who survived tell their stories, often for the first time, and the pain, grief and sheer horror are still evident. Deeply moving."
9/11: The Fireman's Story - Daily Mail
"It's an affecting film about loss and bravery, about people who were only doing their job, but one that put them in mortal danger."
9/11: The Fireman's Story - The Daily Telegraph
“Harrowing but deeply moving.”
9/11: Firehouse - Radio Times
“It feels like eavesdropping on history itself. We are left hungry for hours more of this recollection and experience."
Labour of Love - Radio Times
“Some of the most affecting television I have seen for a long time.”
A Century of Fatherhood - The Sunday Times
“The researchers deserve praise for unearthing such rich seams in the folk who recount their experiences so vividly.”
Hop, Skip and Jump - The Sunday Times
“This new series might be the channel’s finest six hours.”
Their Finest Hour - Mail on Sunday


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Our Clients

BBC ITV Channel 4 Channel 5 National Geographic Discovery Channel

About Us

We are one of Britain's most successful independent producers of history and life story documentaries. Founded by Steve Humphries in 1992, over the last 20 years we have produced more than one hundred factual programmes for national and international broadcasters.

We have built up one of Britain’s largest archives of life story interviews. From The Great War to 9/11, childhood reminiscences to the secrets of British bedrooms; our archive provides a window into history beyond living memory and traces the events that have transformed our world over the last century.

Since 2002 we have made over a dozen documentaries about the atrocities of 9/11. Our films investigated the devastating event through unexplored, personal experience and have been highly acclaimed by the New York Times.

Our entire creative process is shaped by the recollections of real people. We are dedicated to telling stories that haven’t before been told, revealing intimate personal histories with intelligence and integrity.

The Team

Steve Humphries
MD, Executive Producer, Producer/Director

Nick Maddocks

Andy Attenburrow

Dave Long

Lizi Cosslett
Assistant Producer