Havana Marking has produced TV docs (both factual entertainment and one-off polemics) for over 10 years now, although directing is relatively new to her: before her first feature documentary, Afghan Star, she directed The Crippendales (2007) -– a 30min film about the first troupe of disabled strippers winning the Channel 4 Sheffield scheme for New Talent. In 2005 she made the Great Relativity Show, a series of animated shorts (3MW) that explained the Theory of Relativity. These won a Pirelli Science award.

While she was producing, she worked on some of the most successful UK formats and films: The F Word, Michael Palin: Himalaya, River Cottage, No Going Back, War On Terra – What Would Jesus Drive?