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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Say Yes to Freedom

Nova Studios are delighted to be the film company of choice for Hull’s fantastic Freedom Festival. Now ten years old, Freedom has become one of the biggest and most important events in Hull’s calendar. After producing the promotional film for this year’s festival, Freedom commissioned Nova to document the whole event. Which meant all hands […]

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The ten things you need to consider when planning your film…

If making a film is something new for your organisation, Nova’s Matt Stephenson offers a guide to what’s involved. 1)    Find your film company. Check out the different suppliers – watch a couple of their films, see who employs them regularly and get a feel for their quality – the way their films look […]

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A film about a Hull Dance School which has had a defining impact on ballet in Britain … And Why Local Matters… When I first started work on newspapers before the turn of the last century (1999). I was told never to use the word local. “We are local,” was the instruction. Because where you […]

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Doing it because we love it

We get lots of letters and emails from graduates and young people who are looking to get into the business, and we always try to make time to respond. It’s hard when you’re trying to get started. But the most important thing so far as we’re concerned, is that you’ve got a portfolio that really […]

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basil and esther kirchin

Mind on the Run

Mind On The Run, Nova Studios 45 minute documentary about the great ‘lost’ British composer Basil Kirchin, is slowly gaining cult status at festivals and in arthouse cinemas around the UK. The film was commissioned by Hull 2017 as the springboard for the rediscovery of Kirchin’s work, which also included a festival weekend of live […]

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Promoting diversity and equality

Promoting diversity and equality is absolutely integral to the work we do at Nova Studios. For too long the media has overlooked anyone considered hard to reach, anyone it doesn’t know how to talk to, anyone it’s scared of or anyone who doesn’t fit into an easy box with a simple label. Things are changing, […]

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