Our Story

Our story began in 2011 when filmmaker Richard Shaw established Unity House as a video production company. We were driven by a passion for storytelling and a desire to help organisations talk to their audiences through short-form films.

Although we continued to work with a lot of the same clients, 2016 saw us extend our offer to include photography, sound and text. This involved working with an extended family of talented digital artists.

In 2017, we transferred to a new studio at Edwin Street Creative Hub, part of The Met, Bury. The move gave us access to an on-site recording studio and open plan spaces to try out new ideas.


Our Approach

We continue to work with a team of fantastic digital artists and storytellers, connecting with people through film, photography, sound and text.

The content we create generally originates from a commission – whether that be from a museum, charity, university or business – and finds a home online or in exhibitions.

Being a small agency, we are also able to develop ideas in-house. These projects allow us to explore different approaches and engage audiences in unexpected and exciting new ways.





Richard Shaw - Founder + Director

Richard began his career as a storyliner at Lime Pictures. From 2007-09, he wrote and produced short films, supported by the UK Film Council. He founded Unity House in 2011, shooting and editing short form work for a range of third sector clients. Richard continues to produce film, including Seeing Daylight: The Photography of Dorothy Bohm.

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Nicola Schofield - Director

Nicola won the Bruntwood Prize for New Playwriting at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in 2004. She went on to write for theatre and television, including the BBC. Nicola manages Unity House projects and collaborators.




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