Basil Kirchin

Proud to be a trustee

Nova Studios is proud to have been named as one of the trustees of the musical estate of the experimental music pioneer Basil Kirchin, who died in Hull in 2005. It’s a strange and wonderful responsibility, but then most things associated with Basil’s life lean toward the strange and wonderful – after all, this is […]

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A new face at Nova

We’d like you to meet Mr. Callum Mitchell, the latest member of the crew at Nova Studios Ltd. Callum brings a great range of skills to the company – not only can he fling about a camera with skill, flair and style, but he’s got a great eye for a story, a fresh approach to […]

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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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