Anova Pictures is a top independent production company with a track record of producing commercial, high-quality films. THE SILENCING, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes Tiffin directed by Robin Pront was a bonafide global smash hit. Released across all platforms in the summer of 2020, Indiewire called it a “breakout success” with Variety reporting the “hit” as the top grossing new film release across 80 theaters. It was the #1 VOD rental for weeks continuing to top the VOD charts two months into its domestic release and landed as the #2 movie on Netflix USA. The film was Universal Pictures’ top performing international PVOD title and landed on Netflix’s Top Ten across 49 countries. 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 the Sitges Film Festival 2020.
Anova produced three films with female directors: Sci-fi thriller WARNING, stars an ensemble cast with Alex Pettyfer, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis, Garance Marillier, Kylie Bunbury, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rupert Everett, and Thomas Jane premiering at the Sitges Film Festival 2021 in the Panorama Fantàstic section, winning the Audience Award and Melies D’Argent Award at the Trieste SciFi Film Festival 2021, released by LionsGate in theaters, on demand and digital on October 2021; action/horror short KICKSTART MY HEART starring Emma Pasarow by Kelsey Bollig which won multiple awards during its long Oscar-qualifying festival run; romantic drama AKONI, about a Nigerian refugee escaping the clutches of Boko Haram only to find himself struggling to integrate into Australian society, which premiered Opening Night at CinefestOZ 2021as an Official Selection and was released in Australian theaters.