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 and was the #1 rental for weeks continuing to top the charts two months into its domestic release. The Silencing continues its run 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, 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 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 established and emerging filmmakers.