Marking, Havana: Director Profile
“Afghan Star” is Havana Marking’s first feature documentary. Previously she directed The Crippendales (2007)– a 30 minute film about the first troupe of disabled strippers winning the UK Channel 4 scheme for New Talent. In 2005 she made The Great Relativity Show, a series of animated shorts that explained the Theory of Relativity. These won a Pirelli Science award.
Before 2005, as a TV producer, she worked on some of the most successful UK programmes and films: The F Word, Michael Palin: Himalaya, River Cottage, No Going Back, War On Terra – What Would Jesus Drive?.
Havana is also a respected journalist with articles printed in the Guardian and Observer newspapers.
Redstart Media is her own production company.
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