AC Productions makes documentaries for television, film festivals and galleries. It’s run by producer, director and journalist Anna Cottrell. She enjoys historical documentaries and has an eye for people with a good story who tackle life’s challenges with guts, determination and humour.


Latest Projects

Great War Stories series 5

Great War Stories - TV3

The fifth & final series of Great War Stories screened on Three's Newshub 19 - 25 April 2018. All series available on DVD or can be viewed @

Running for their Lives

Anna Cottrell raised funds on, an American crowd funding site, to take Terefe Ejigu's mother Mulu to her son's graduation in the States.

 Lest We Forget

Anne Frank
Lest We Forget which tells Holocaust survivors' stories, is screening with the exhibition: "Anne Frank: a history for today" at Auckland Museum.

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