Anna Span (36) started shooting porn films after graduating from Central St Martin's School of Art with a BA Hons in Fine Art (Film & Video) in 1998. It was there that she wrote her dissertation 'Towards A New Pornography' in which she analysed what a female perspective on porn would look like as well as what an excellent genre porn is. She saw it as one of the last underdeveloped and unexplored areas left in film.
In 1998 she started a full-length porn feature, which she tried to finance herself, in collaboration with Ben Westwood, son of Vivienne, on the styling. Unfortunately she didn't know a thing about how to actually shoot it, so she lost all her money, about 4,500 pounds which kept her in painting and decorating for the next year, in order to pay off the debt. During this time several projects were offered by several unscrupulous producers which all ended up to be hot air.
Eventually Anna got a break at Television X with her first ever commercially released programme 'Eat Me/Keep Me' starring the nubile Nadia and Majella posing as two art school friends of hers whom she interviewed about their stripping experiences outside of college. The show was an immediate success, leading to a complete series - others were to follow, totalling around 100 shows in just under four years.
At this time Anna was also working at the TVX offices as an editor, originally full time - that's 35 hours of watching porn each week as well as shooting programmes at weekends. She managed to keep her sanity (just...). During this time she watched several hundred porn films and programmes, often, ironically, having to make the censorious legal cuts that our dear friends at Ofcom believe are necessary to keep society from turning into raving sex maniacs!
After many films and way too much experience, Anna wrote and photographed her first book, 'Erotic Home Video,' which was released in March 2003 by Carlton Publishing, a manual to guide couples in the art of home porn film making. She has now released several hardcore DVDs through her company Easy on the Eye Productions too.
Previously considered careers include Barrister (has GCSE Law), Psychologist (has A Level Psychology), Actress (has A Level Theatre Studies) Painter (has A Level Art) Singer (tried desperately to train her stray singing voice) and Philosopher.