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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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Touching people’s hearts during lockdown.

We’ve had a busy time during lockdown. Whilst a whole bunch of jobs that were scheduled for April, May and June have had to be postponed, a whole new style of communication has taken off which is providing us with plenty to keep us busy. So now instead of having our morning meeting over coffee […]

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Nova share the stage with Brian Eno

Above: Matt Stephenson Nova Studios Ltd is now one of the official Trustees of the Basil Kirchin estate. If the name Basil Kirchin is still unknown to you, come along to the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall at 4pm on Wednesday September 25th to watch Nova’s documentary Mind On The Run which tells the remarkable […]

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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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