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“The notebooks were bulging and brains were buzzing” – Nova’s digital and creative skills project with Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City off to superb start

Nova’s digital and creative skills project in collaboration with Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City is underway and off to a flyer. Bringing together some of the city’s best creative minds, the programme will see the work of 20 writers, film-makers, musicians and artists, all aged 16-25, culminate in a film promoting Hull’s Maritime City status. It’s […]

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Interviewing and interviewees – Why Nova gets the best results

One of the things we think makes Nova’s films stand out is the way our participants come across in interviews: emotionally open, confident, articulate and at ease. We watch so many films where the voices sound wooden or scripted, terrible hard-hat walk-and-talks around building sites, managing directors reading from scripts but pretending they’re being interviewed, […]

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Russ Litten looks ahead to working with “the sharpest and most inventive minds in the city” in our project exploring Hull’s maritime identity

This weekend sees the start of an exciting new project which will have Nova work with Hull’s brightest young artists, writers and film-makers to explore the city’s identity. Along with a selection of Hull’s leading creatives, Nova will deliver a digital skills programme working toward the completion of short films inspired by Hull’s life as a […]

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Producing films for Hull through the pandemic

One day the sun will rise and all of the windows will let in light… …this old town will know life again and as sure as the tide turns we will welcome you back – again, and again, and again. The last year and a bit has been a time like no other and we […]

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Nova’s 2020

I’m going to see how far I can get without mentioning the ‘C’ or ‘L’ words… Crikey, what a year it’s been. A year of ups and downs and all sorts of weirdness. We started the year with interviews for the role of editor – and we were over the moon to appoint the excellent […]

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Working with the people of Hull to keep the city safe.

During hard times unity is what gives us strength. We were proud to work with Hull City Council creating a film as part of their campaign ‘Let’s Keep Hull Covid-19 Safe’. All our lives have been affected by the virus and with the UK entering into stricter measures this Autumn Hull’s infection rate became the […]

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The Team Keeps Growing

At Nova we’re always investing and growing to meet the needs of our clients. We believe that a diverse team with a mix of ethnicities, gender, age and abilities is the best way to bring fresh eyes and fresh ideas to our clients. Of course, as a film-making company, great visuals and story-telling will always […]

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Showcasing the Arts

At Nova we’ve always worked closely with organisations who are involved in arts, culture and heritage. This year alone we have produced both documentary and creative content for Freedom, Opera North, Bradford Literature Festival, Back to Ours, Absolutely Cultured, the Ferens Art Gallery, Heritage Learning, the British Council, Visit Hull and more. In spite of […]

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Bonjour, Salam and Eh-up to Our New Editor

We are extremely delighted to announce the arrival of our latest full-time team member, the excellent Lina Chaouki (cue round of applause). Lina was born in the Moroccan capital Rabat in 1994, her mum a Belgium-born architect and her dad a Moroccan carpenter. After school in Rabat, Lina studied for her film-making degree at the […]

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Major British Council contract brings Nova Studios and Freetown Media Centre together again in Sierra Leone, while Covid tries its hardest to get involved.

We were lucky earlier this year to be awarded a large contract with the British Council in Freetown, Sierra Leone, delivering film-making workshops to help develop the country’s fledgling film industry. Nova has a long history of working in Sierra Leone, having worked in the country on 15 visits since 2006. Pivotal to our work […]

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