A busy summer ahead for nova

It’s a busy summer filled with arts and festival work for Nova this year. We are enormously proud to be the official media partner for Bradford Literature Festival (BLF), a huge event featuring more than 500 events and spanning ten days, the BLF is one of the UK’s most diverse festivals with a programme that […]

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mum and you

Mum and You

Mum and You is a progressive new online business, run by mums for mums, selling a wide range of own-label mother and baby products with a strong emphasis on being eco-friendly. The London-based company, which sees parenting as the foundation of building a better world,  asked Nova to produce a short film for their website, […]

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Making a studio

We love it when a plan comes together… An important new client recently approached us to help them make a large number of FAQ and instructional short films. The films, one to two minutes in length, needed to be shot in batches of 10 or 15 at a time; the idea being that their friendly […]

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Jolly Japes

When you gaze in the window of Dinsdales Joke Shop, which has been in Hepworths Arcade since the 1930s, you can easily feel as if you’ve slipped into a time warp. Graham Williams, who has managed the shop for longer than he’d care to remember, can rake through drawers and pull out gags and tricks […]

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Thank you

Hopefully it doesn’t happen too often, but if ever you’ve had cause to dial 999 then a whole system kicks in to get to you the help and support you need. It’s one of those things that we take for granted and yet, when you think about it, it’s one of the wonders of the […]

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Keeping the viewer switched on to the end

Some of the films we make have a kind-of epic quality – like the City of Culture bid-winning film This City Belongs to Everyone or the Spencer Tunick Sea of Hull film, others are more personal story-telling films like our How Do You Have a Happy Life series for 2017. Either way, what we always […]

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Matt and Al on the Made in Hull opening artwork

We’re proud to have been part of the Made in Hull team

In 2016 Nova producer Harriet Jones was charged with researching and supplying all of the archive for the Made In Hull opening artworks – here she reflects on a job that kicked off 2017 with pride. Hull always had a great story to tell and 2017 has proved that Hull’s story is one of triumph […]

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Alfie - a teenage Elvis tribute act

A teenage Elvis Tribute Act

It’s not everyday that you meet a teenage Elvis Tribute Act (ETA) so it was hard to know what to expect when we met Alfie Pearson ETA. It was a Wednesday afternoon, and we were at the Ryder Club, on Coltman Street, Hull. Ryder was in itself a phenomenon, packed to the rafters by 2 […]

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Here’s why you should go to Hull City Hall on November 18

We’re very pleased to announce that Nova Studios’ Basil Kirchin documentary Mind On The Run will be shown alongside the iconic 1982 Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi on November 18, presented by top regional jazz and new music promoters J-Night. Mind On The Run (40 mins) will open the proceedings, followed by the excellent GoGoPenguin performing […]

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