SPITFIRE is a cinematic, epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter aircraft ever made.

Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the Spitfire’s story  – told personally in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. Through their recollections, we experience the terror and exhilaration of combat five miles up, the sudden loss of friends and the grim determination to see the job through.

Breath-taking aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer John Dibbs is combined with rare digitally re-mastered archive film from the tumultuous days of the 1940s, when the Spitfire’s power in the skies was unrivalled. A beautiful original score from composer Chris Roe, and the roar of the famous Merlin engine, creates an incredible soundscape to make this a striking and poignant film.

SPITFIRE also explores how this extraordinary aircraft thrives today and how it has become an international icon.

SPITFIRE will receive its World Premiere on Monday 9 July at Curzon Mayfair, London followed by a One Night Only event screening in cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 17 July, which will include additional exclusive footage from the filmmakers and the premiere. Spitfire will then be released in cinemas on 20 July.

For news of how we are progressing with the film, please visit our Facebook page: SPITFIRE: The Feature Documentary.

To book tickets visit: https://www.spitfire.film/



  1. Looking forward to seeing this ambitious project develop. Paul Beaver, author of SPITFIRE EVOLUTION and SPITFIRE PEOPLE

    • admin (Author)

      Thank you Paul! It was great to meet you down at Southampton Airport for the Spitfire’s 80th birthday. And we look forward to seeing you again, as we press on with the film.