Mark Hava

Mark Hava

Special effects technician in Slidell, Louisiana

About Mark

Happily married for 18 years, two beautiful, talented children. Native of New Orleans, one of the greatest cities in the world.
I sold Bibles and books door-to-door four summers during college. After studying Fine Arts, I worked a stat camera, ran a press, stripped negatives, and worked in typesetting and layout. After building cars for Damiler-Benz, building a 45 foot pleasure boat, installing 1000 pool fences, along with shooting display fireworks for Precision Pyrotechnics, permitting traveling shows like Aerosmith, Metallica and Green-Day, and working for the SFX legend, Dave Nami, I joined IATSE local 478 to work in SFX. Incorporating all the pieces of my life experience, i am excited to be in this awesome business with the people like John Baker, Clay Pinney, Bob Riggs, Bill Harrison, Johnny Franco, Don Goldman and so many other great people from actors to craft services to transportation. I really can't wait to go to work everyday.
ATF Licensed, Local Licensing and Permitting. Total Explosion and Burns Available. Total FX packages available, 48' and 28' tricked out FX trailers ready for any gag, off or on-site fab shop. Smoke, Haze, Rain, Wind, (Ritters, E-fans), Snow, rolling rigs for process trailers, staged auto accidents, bullet hits, blood gags, set-ready, anywhere. 504-606-0929

Name: Mark Hava

Lives in: Slidell, Louisiana

Occupation: Special Effects Technician


  • Bullet To the Head

    Bullet To the Head (2011)
    Film by Walter Hill SFX Foreman

  • Haunted High School

    Haunted High School (2011)
    Film by Jeffery Lando SFX Coordinator

  • Cogan's Trade

    Cogan's Trade (2011)
    Film by Andrew Dominik SFX Tech

  • Green Lantern

    Green Lantern (2011)
    Film by Martin Campbell SFX Tech

  • Jonah Hex

    Jonah Hex (2009)
    Film by Jimmy Hayward SFX Tech


  • University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA)

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