They Shall Not Grow Old
Created exclusively with original footage from the Imperial War Museums' film archive and audio from BBC archives, director Peter Jackson brings the First World War to life in a way never seen before. Using the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail.
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Documentary Special Presentation - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 99 mins
- Peter Jackson
- Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen
- Jabez Olssen
- Film Image
- Colourised footage artistic rendition 2018 - © THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by WingNut Films with Peter Jackson. Original black and white film © IWM
- Funding Support
- Special thanks to Matthew & Sian Westerman with additional support from The Taylor Family Foundation, The Moondance Foundation, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, British Council, Tim Bunting, Jacqueline & Richard Worswick, plus an anonymous donor.
Please let us know if we need to make any amendments to this Film entry mailing us directly at
Last updated 7th November 2018