Films

Alice Beasley on “discovering shared histories” and “pushing creative boundaries” in next phase of programme exploring Hull’s maritime past

A group of the city’s finest young artists will come together this weekend as the second phase of Nova’s digital and creative skills project in collaboration with the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project begins. Over the next year, the programme will see Nova work with some of Hull’s leading creative names to provide an opportunity […]

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Young creatives wanted to help tell Hull’s Maritime story

Nova is looking for Hull’s brightest creatives to be part of a project telling our city’s story. We’re offering an opportunity for 20 participants, age between 16 and 25 and living in Hull, to enhance their portfolios, hone their digital and creative skills and help shape the narrative of their hometown. What is it? The […]

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Producing lockdown Zoom films for Hull York Medical School

During the last couple of years, we’ve visited hospitals all over the country for Hull York Medical School, visiting young doctors and hearing about their lives and their journeys and creating short films for potential new recruits to the school. When lockdown started, we needed to take a different approach. Whilst we’d always prefer to […]

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Freetown Film Labs: Building partnerships and promoting film-making opportunities internationally

Through 2020 and into 2021 we’ve been working with our close collaborators at Freetown Media Centre in Sierra Leone to deliver a series of British Council-backed film-making labs to support the country’s emerging film sector. The British Council contract called for an established UK/Sierra Leone partnership to lead the work and we were delighted to […]

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Hull Minster

In the past few years at Nova Studios we’ve filmed all kinds of events taking place in Holy Trinity Parish Church, renamed Hull Minster in 2017. During that time we’ve seen this beautiful building and place of worship do an amazing job of becoming one of the city’s greatest assets at the heart of our […]

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Paul Burwell - Nova Studios

Paul Burwell – an update for you

We’re currently in the middle of a long and fascinating project telling the story of the artist Paul Burwell. Not only was Paul a remarkable person, he was an influential figure in British art, performance and music from the early 1970s until his death in Hull in 2007. Nova’s story of how one of the […]

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War Stories

In the spring of 2014 we were commissioned by Hull Heritage Learning to produce three short films about the impact of the First World War in the Humber region. Of the three films we produced, perhaps the most moving is the story of two brothers, Sydney and Arthur Markham, told by their niece Margaret Markham. […]

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