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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Maritime Hull – hearing young people’s views

We were recently commissioned to work with a number of groups of young people to discover and communicate through three short films (still in production) their views about Hull’s identity as a maritime city – part of Hull City Council’s Heritage Lottery Fund bid to develop Hull as Yorkshire’s Maritime City by investing further in […]

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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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