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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Who owns the footage

Who owns the footage? And can we see the rushes?

Who owns the footage? And can we see the rushes? Two questions where the answer is not always as clear cut as you might think. Who owns the footage? When we produce commercial work for a client we always work under the assumption that anything we’ve been paid to supply belongs to the person or company […]

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Our Saviour

Our Saviour

For 10 years Nova Studios have been following the fortunes of young African footballer Alhassan ‘Saviour’ Kamara from Hull’s partner city Freetown, Sierra Leone. When Saviour marries his Swedish girlfriend in Greece this June the film will finally find it’s happy ending. Here’s the story of Nova’s remarkable 10 year long project… Nova Studios has […]

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Basil Kirchin

Proud to be a trustee

Nova Studios is proud to have been named as one of the trustees of the musical estate of the experimental music pioneer Basil Kirchin, who died in Hull in 2005. It’s a strange and wonderful responsibility, but then most things associated with Basil’s life lean toward the strange and wonderful – after all, this is […]

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A new face at Nova

We’d like you to meet Mr. Callum Mitchell, the latest member of the crew at Nova Studios Ltd. Callum brings a great range of skills to the company – not only can he fling about a camera with skill, flair and style, but he’s got a great eye for a story, a fresh approach to […]

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Paul Burwell - Nova Studios

Paul Burwell – an update for you

We’re currently in the middle of a long and fascinating project telling the story of the artist Paul Burwell. Not only was Paul a remarkable person, he was an influential figure in British art, performance and music from the early 1970s until his death in Hull in 2007. Nova’s story of how one of the […]

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War Stories

In the spring of 2014 we were commissioned by Hull Heritage Learning to produce three short films about the impact of the First World War in the Humber region. Of the three films we produced, perhaps the most moving is the story of two brothers, Sydney and Arthur Markham, told by their niece Margaret Markham. […]

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