About us

Free Range Productions was founded in 2020 by John Beauchamp, Jarosław Kociszewski and Bartosz Panek. We met while working as journalists at public broadcaster Polskie Radio, and between us, we have accrued over five decades of broadcasting experience.

JAROSŁAW KOCISZEWSKI

Jarek is a well-established broadcast and print journalist. He is a veteran Middle Eastern corresponent and still comments exhaustively on the region in Polish media. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Nowa Europa Wschodnia, and has had bylines in Newsweek Poland, Pismo and other leading weeklies in Poland and abroad.
Jarek works with NGOs with a special focus on the Middle East and East Africa, and is currenty a PhD candidate at the UMK in Toruń. He is also a security expert for Stratpoints and a university lecturer.

John is a Polish-British audio producer and studio manager at Free Range’s production HQ in Warsaw.
John spent over a decade as a broadcast and news copy journalist at Polskie Radio’s External Service, spending a year as the English Section’s managing editor. He has also produced geolocated soundwalks for Culture.pl and taught radio journalism at Vistula University in Warsaw.
In addition to his work at Free Range, John is a V/O artist and can be heard throughout Warsaw’s public transport network. In 2022 he became a fully-licenced ham operator, with the callsign HF5B.


JOHN BEAUCHAMP

BARTOSZ PANEK

Bartosz is a radio feature documentary maker and reporter with over 20 years’ experience. Currently he supports Free Range’s creative division.
Prize winner of Polish and international awards, including the Prix Italia for innovative documentary language. His works has been highlighted in competitions and audio festivals in Italy, France, Croatia, the Netherlands and Lithuania.
A stipend holder from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as from the City of Warsaw. His second work of non-fiction – on the PGR former state-owned agricultural farms – is expected to be published by Czarne in 2023.
Biking and forest-running enthusiast. If he hadn’t settled down in the plains of Mazovia, he’d live in the mountains.