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 bonafide smash hit was 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 and was the #1 rental for weeks continuing to top the charts two months into its domestic release. The Silencing played worldwide as Universal Pictures’ top performing PVOD 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 produced two films supporting first-time female directors. Upcoming sci-fi thriller WARNING starring an ensemble cast including Alex Pettyfer, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis, Kylie Bunbury, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rupert Everett, and Thomas Jane. And AKONI, written/directed/produced by and starring Genna Chanelle Hayes about a Nigerian refugee escaping the clutches of Boko Haram only to find himself struggling to integrate into Australian society, premiering Opening Night at the CinefestOZ as an Official Selection 2021. Anova has a number of additional films in prep and development and endeavors to champion established and emerging filmmakers.