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Anna Cottrell

Director, Producer

Christchurch-raised Anna Cottrell is a prolific documentary maker, with a keen interest in the stories that people tell. Her work ranges widely, from documentaries on immigrants (An Immigrant Nation) and family (Other People's Children), to five seasons of the bite-sized Great War Stories. Cottrell launched her company AC Productions in 2001.

I’m passionate about New Zealand stories, whether it’s listening to them, reading them or telling them. Anna Cottrell

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Great War Stories 4 - Bill Dobson

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Dr Jessie Scott

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Falaoa Tosene

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Harry Varnham

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Rizk Alexander

2017, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Thomas Blake

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 4 - Victor Low

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 3 - Alexander Aitken

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 3 - Gallipoli tortoise

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 3 - HMS New Zealand

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 3 - Leslie Beauchamp

Great War Stories 3 - Leslie Beauchamp

2016, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 3 - Peter Howden

Great War Stories 3 - Peter Howden

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 3 - Ranji Wilson

2016, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 3 - The Marquette

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - Ettie Rout

2015, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

2015, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

2015, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

2015, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - The Executed Five

2015, Writer, Producer, Director - Television

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Great War Stories 2 - The Harper Brothers

2015, Producer, Director, Writer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

2015, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories

2014 - 2018, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Bess and the War Horses

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

2014, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Great War Stories 1 - Lady Liverpool

2014, Producer, Director, Writer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

2014, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Thumbnail image for Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

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An Abbreviated Life: Sarah's Story Living with Cystic Fibrosis

2008, Co-Director, Producer - Television

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Gallipoli

2005, Producer - New Zealand - Television

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The Whistle Blowers

2004, Director, Producer - Television

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Out of the Shadows

2003, Director, Producer - Television

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Children of Gallipoli

2001, Producer, Director - Television

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Getting to Our Place

1999, Co-Director, Field Director - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - A Little Piece of Deutschland

1996, Producer - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - From Sri Lanka with Sorrow

1996, Producer, Director - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - Searching for Paradise

1996, Producer - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - The Footprints of the Dragon

1994, Series Editor, Supervising Director - Television

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An Immigrant Nation - Just Slightly A People Apart

1994, Director, Series Editor - Television

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An Immigrant Nation

1994 - 1996, Producer - Television