Hana Noka Introduces the Story of Queen Teuta of Illyria with Novel “Besa Po”
By: Kosovo Diaspora February 5, 2019
Los Angeles, February 4, 2019 – International model, actress, media personality and filmmaker Hana
“I feel honored to be the first person to bring the true story of such a powerful woman to English language audiences,” comments
The Kosovan-Albanian beauty premiered her short film, titled “HANA” at the 9th annual La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in July 2018. The film received three nominations, including Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Music. Directed by Luey Nohut, “HANA” was inspired by a simple quote from former longtime creative director Alber Elbaz of fashion house Lanvin, “Style is something reflected from our soul to the outside world – an emotion.” Along with her husband Shkumbin, Noka served as executive producer on the film.
Noka stars in the soon to be released film “The General,” starring Goran Višnjić and Armand Assante, and will begin shooting on “Criminal Act” by MPH Films in London this spring. She is represented by MMG and AC Talent and is a brand ambassador for Heinemann Duty Free in Europe.
Hana started her career in modeling and acting at a young age. Despite her busy life as a child model and actress, Hana always took her education seriously. She graduated from Griffith College Dublin, in Ireland with an honors BA in Journalism and Visual Media. Born in Istanbul, Turkey as the only child to Albanian parents, Noka grew up in various countries before settling in Los Angeles.
“Besa Po” is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Official branded merchandise is also available on www.yuzzl.com.
Noka will appear at launch events in New York and Beverly Hills during the month of February, and will be the feature cover story for the latest issue of Marie Westwood magazine.
Photos Courtesy of Hana Noka.