Filmmakers

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 freelanced 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.  You can still book it or buy it from Women Make Movies.

"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 became a cameraman in 1981with the Channel 4 current affairs series '20/20 Vision'.Since then he has worked on numerous documentaries, dramas and corporates.  His broadcast work for the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV has taken him around the world many times filming such diverse subjects as torture in Namibia by the apartheid South Africa regime, the work of Colombia's Public Prosecutor in his fight against the cocaine cartels, and the global sourcing of resources for the Haramain Expansion Project in Saudi Arabia. His music films have included working with Ray Davies, and until 'Tune for the Blood' his favourite documentary was 'Songs From the Golden City' about South African jazz legends the Manhattan Brothers.


RICHARD URBANSKI  Editor

Richard Urbanski is a film/video and sound editor with many years experience working on both documentaries and fiction.  Anne Cottringer and Richard have worked together on many projects in the past.  In addition to his film and video work, Richard is a web designer and multi-media developer.  You can find out more about him and his work on www.urbanski.co.uk