In 1998 Anna Span started a full-length porn feature, which Anna Span tried to finance herself, in collaboration with Ben Westwood, son of Vivienne on the styling.

Unfortunately Anna Span lost all her money, which kept her in painting and decorating for the next year, in order to pay off the debt.

Anna Span British Porn Director
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Interview with Anna Span, Britain’s first female porn director

During this time several projects were offered by several unscrupulous producers which all ended up to be hot air. It was at this time that Anna Span started her ‘Interviews With Men’ series in which she asked naked men about their fantasies whilst they masturbated.

Eventually  Anna Span got a break at Television X with her first ever commercially released programme ‘Eat Me/Keep Me’ starring a 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 and then others were to follow, totalling around 75 shows in just under three years.

At this time Anna Span was also working at the TVX offices as an editor, originally full time – that’s 35 hours of watching porn a week as well as shooting programmes at weekends.

She managed to keep her sanity (just about). During this time she watched several hundred porn films and programmes, often, ironically, having to make the censorious legal cuts that our dear friends the ITC believe are necessary to keep society from completely changing their sexuality and turning into raving paedophiles.

Anna Span learnt the exact point at which a shot becomes illegal and she used this experience to make her softcore films exactly as hard as the guidelines would allow, rather than prioritising the hardcore camera and making the soft a poorer option as is often the case.

Anna decided to focus on developing her skills in the softcore area where she had a definite market and which, due to censorship, required more skill to make sexy as you can’t rely on the explicitness of the image. This experience was invaluable when Anna Span eventually started to shoot hardcore as well.

After many films and way too much experience, Anna Span 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.

Anna Span has now released her first available hardcore tapes/DVDs ‘Uniform Behaviour, ‘ ‘Anna’s Mates’ and ‘Pound a Punnet’. You can also access her work now on G3 phones.

Previously considered careers include Barrister (has GCSE and A Level 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. Anna Span has 6 GCSE’s, 3 A levels, 1 National Diploma in Foundation Studies and 1 BA Hons. All of which she gained very average grades for (see Hobbies: likes partying and drinking.) Anna Span is currently studying Philosophy.

Anna Span is liberal and open-minded but politically she supports The Labour Party, for all its sins. Anna Span lives in Soho, London.

Privately, Anna Span is into all sorts of things, mainly partying and drinking – but also the contemporary arts, film, music, philosophy, photography, travelling (in early twenties she travelled around U.S.A, Cuba, Jamaica, Israel, Egypt, Europe, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe,) reading, fashion, music, shopping – and porn, porn, porn!!!

You can find out more about Anna Span and Anna Span’s work at www.annaspansdiary.com »

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