Anova Pictures produces elevated genre and prestige features, most recently The Silencing, a crime action/thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, directed by Robin Pront (The Ardennes.) The film, released across all platforms in summer 2020, was a bonafide hit – 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 80 theaters in the U.S. It was the top rental for two straight weeks and two months into its domestic release, the film’s still topping the charts. Slated for a World Premiere at SXSW2020 in the Midnighters program but cancelled due to COVID-19, the film is nominated for Best Picture in the Official Fantàstic Competition at Sitges 2020, with Universal Pictures releasing internationally.
The company also recently produced sci-fi feature Warning, starring an ensemble cast including Alex Pettyfer, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis, Kylie Bunbury, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rupert Everett, and Thomas Jane currently in post. Anova Pictures is presenting the feature film, Akoni, by a first-time female filmmaker about the story of 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.