Anova Pictures produces elevated genre and prestige features with most recently, The Silencing, a thriller/action film starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (After) directed by Robin Pront (The Ardennes). The film is a bonafide smash hit. Released across all platforms in summer 2020, Indiewire called it a “breakout success” and Variety reported the “hit” as the top grossing new film release with the highest per-screen average playing in 79 theaters in the U.S. It was the #1 rental for weeks and continued on topping the charts two months into its domestic release. The Silencing is continuing its run worldwide as Universal Pictures’ top PVOD international title. Slated for a World Premiere at SXSW2020 in the Midnighters program but cancelled due to COVID-19, the film was nominated for Best Picture in the Official Fantàstic Competition at Sitges 2020.
The company also produced two films supporting first-time female directors, including upcoming sci-fi thriller Warning, starring an ensemble cast including Alex Pettyfer, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis, Kylie Bunbury, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rupert Everett, Thomas Jane and Tomasz Kot. The other, Akoni, about a Nigerian refugee escaping the clutches of Boko Haram only to find himself struggling to integrate into Australian society. Anova has a number of additional films in prep and development and endeavors to champion both established and emerging filmmakers.