"NINJA - The Shadow Warriors" is the first programme of a series of Untold History documentaries looking at the mysterious world of ancient warriors. The first episode on the rise and fall of the Ninja is produced by PACT registered UK production and distribution outfit Urban Canyons for ZDF / Arte and Smithsonian Networks, with distribution by National Geographic Television International . NINJA is supported by the European MEDIA fund, Japan Foundation and a private investor. Filming started in May 2011 in Japan and the UK; completion October 2011. The TV documentary is directed by John Wate and produced by Sebastian Peiter of Urban Canyons.