Hull Maritime creative and digital skills project


Nova’s digital and creative skills project in collaboration with Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City has taken place over the course of three years – bringing together some of the city’s best creative minds.

As well as being the region’s leading video production company, Nova and its staff have firm routes in the city and experience working with some of the leading in the region’s artistic scene.

So it was our own capabilities combined with that of our creative network that made us a natural choice to deliver this project.

The programme has seen 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 an opportunity for an emerging generation of creatives in the city to develop their portfolios, harness new digital skills and explore their own identities as Hullensians.

We’ve brought in author Russ Litten to lead the writing group, Stew Baxter of the band ‘Life’ will take the sound workshops, illustrator Alice Beasley and artist Annie Luke Turner have run workshops developing assets for animation.

Participants have developed their digital skills while making a genuine contribution to an ambitious creative work which will play a role in promoting Hull’s Maritime City status, with final films being exhibited in the city’s Maritime museum.

In addition to the main ‘team’ film output, the participants have the opportunity to produce individual pieces of work exploring other themes within the city’s broader Maritime story.