Award-winning Stevenage filmmaker dies suddenly

Mark Straker has died suddenly

Mark Straker has died suddenly - Credit: Archant

An award-winning filmmaker from Stevenage has died suddenly.

Mark Straker died at about 11am yesterday (Thursday).

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.

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