About us

Our Company
Arrow was established in 2011 by Iain Pelling, John Smithson and Tom Brisley, a creative and commercial team who have worked together for over 16 years.

Arrow has transformed from an indie start-up to a creative powerhouse in just eight years. Arrow’s portfolio now includes hundreds of hours of programming across science, crime, adventure, nature, documentary and history, for the UK, US and international markets, across all platforms and formats. The company has had huge success as an organisation in a very short space of time, including growing its turnover from £8m to over £20m in just four years.

Arrow’s clients include Channel 4, BBC, Channel Five, Investigation Discovery, Smithsonian, PBS, Discovery, History US, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Wild, CuriosityStream, Science Channel, CNN, Travel Channel, Animal Planet and A&E .

Arrow’s reputation is built on its ability to deliver world-class factual content which appeals to audiences across the world - from long-running series to big landmark events such as BAFTA- and RTS-winning Live from Space for Channel 4 and National Geographic Channel; Investigation Discovery hit TV series See No Evil and American Monster ; to ambitious colourising project America In Color for Smithsonian Channel; and landmark feature documentary A Year of British Murder. Their portfolio of award-winning feature films includes Sherpa, which captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever; and Under the Wire, the theatrical documentary about journalist Marie Colvin’s fatal trip to Syria, which was released theatrically in the UK and America.

In November 2018, the company created two creative labels - Arrow Media and Arrow Pictures - to help fuel the company’s creative growth.