UK NEWS: AWARD-WINNING FILM MAKER MARK STRAKER DIES

Writer and filmmaker Mark Straker

Writer and filmmaker Mark Straker

Local news website The Comet reports that British award-winning film maker Mark Straker died suddenly on Thursday (17 October).

The writer and filmmaker’s many accolades include Best Acting at the London Black Film Makers International Film Festival in 2009 for Second Chance, a Hollywood VSM award in 2009 for Hitchin-based short film One of Us, and a British Cinema Inspiration Award for PUKKA in 2004.

Mr Straker was also the founder of Stevenage-based charity Positive Strides UK, which delivers arts programmes for young people.

Last month Mark received a BEFFTA nomination for his short film Four corners.

www.markstrakerfilms.net

Rest In Peace Mark Straker.

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  1. Being across the pond news reaches me late – RIP Mark. deepest sympathy to your family and loved ones

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