The Production Company
Cantilupe Projects was set up by experienced director/ camerawoman, Anne Cottringer and Richard Branczik, a professional cameraman. It is based in Hereford and is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. This is Cantilupe Projects’ first documentary as a company, but Anne and Richard have both worked for many years in broadcast, and in the corporate field.
ANNE COTTRINGER Producer/director/camerawoman
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Anne has worked as a lighting/camerawoman for many broadcast programmes,. Her first documentary, made with Alex Anderson for Channel 4 was ‘Hell to Pay’, a film about the human cost of Bolivia’s foreign debt. It was shown at film festivals around the world and won two
international awards: The Journalist Prize for Best Documentary at Creteil Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Montreal Woman’s Film Festival. It is still shown widely in the USA.
“An unqualified gem. It tackles the complex issue of the international debt and makes it not only understandable, but very real…The video is powerful and and its effects linger on after it ends.” Global Pages
“…puts a human face on a charged and seemingly esoteric political issue: Third World government debt.” All Movie Guide
Her next film, ‘Survival of the Fittest’, also made for Channel 4 provided an insightful look into fitness culture.
“genuinely stretched the mind rather than feeding it junk-food.” The Independent
“Smart camerawork brings a robotic quality to gym freaks…” Sunday Times
One of Anne’s recent broadcast documentaries (made for al jazeera english) was ‘Mother Courage’, about a group of genocide survivors in Rwanda who have struggled together to find a new life. It was a pick of the day in the Observer.
“Moving…life-affirming film and well worth catching.” The Observer
RICHARD BRANCZIK Cinematographer
Richard Branczik has many years experience as a cameraman, working on documentaries, dramas and corporates. His broadcast work for the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV has taken him around the world many times.