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

Great War Stories 4 - Bill Dobson

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Dr Jessie Scott

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Falaoa Tosene

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Harry Varnham

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Rizk Alexander

2017, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Thomas Blake

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 4 - Victor Low

2017, Producer, Writer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Alexander Aitken

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Gallipoli tortoise

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - HMS New Zealand

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Leslie Beauchamp

2016, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Peter Howden

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - Ranji Wilson

2016, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 3 - The Marquette

2016, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Ettie Rout

2015, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Hāmi Grace

2015, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Lottie Le Gallais

2015, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - Ormond Burton

2015, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Executed Five

2015, Writer, Producer, Director - Television

Great War Stories 2 - The Harper Brothers

2015, Producer, Director, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

2015, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories

2014 - 2018, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Bess and the War Horses

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Keith Caldwell

2014, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Lady Liverpool

2014, Producer, Director, Writer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Leonard Hart

2014, Director, Writer, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Mark Briggs

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

Great War Stories 1 - Rikihana Carkeek

2014, Writer, Director, Producer - Television

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

2008, Co-Director, Producer - Television

Gallipoli

2005, Producer - New Zealand - Television

The Whistle Blowers

2004, Director, Producer - Television

Out of the Shadows

2003, Director, Producer - Television

Children of Gallipoli

2001, Producer, Director - Television

Getting to Our Place

1999, Co-Director, Field Director - Television

An Immigrant Nation - A Little Piece of Deutschland

1996, Producer - Television

An Immigrant Nation - From Sri Lanka with Sorrow

1996, Producer, Director - Television

An Immigrant Nation - Searching for Paradise

1996, Producer - Television

An Immigrant Nation - The Footprints of the Dragon

1994, Series Editor, Supervising Director - Television

An Immigrant Nation - Just Slightly A People Apart

1994, Director, Series Editor - Television

An Immigrant Nation

1994 - 1996, Producer - Television