Mike Lerner has been producing arts, travel and popular culture documentaries for twenty years. He has produced films in many countries form the Middle East to South America and from Central Asia to the Far East.
Havana Marking is a respected journalist and film maker. Afghan Star was her first feature doc, winning both the Audience & Directing Awards at Sundance 2009, the prestigious Prix Italia for Best Cultural Documentary and the British Grierson Award for Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue. Since Afghan Star she has co-directed Vote Afghanistan! for More4 and 'Silencing the Song' for HBO.
Previous directing credits include The Crippendales - an uplifting and touching look at contemporary disability; The Great Relativity Show - an hilarious animation explaining Einstein's theory. Havana has produced both Factual and Factual Entertainment for BBC1, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic and ITV. She has written feature articles for the Guardian, the Observer and the telegraph.