how

We are driven by the belief that everyone has an equal right to a voice.

We work with people to tell their stories through a range of communication and production skills from photography, film and layout to sound and words.

We help people tell the untold and say the Unsaid.

Unsaid is a small communications and production company based in London. We are UK based, but our work takes us to places as varied as Afghanistan, China, Ethiopia and Sweden.

We are comfortable working with sensitive subjects and in difficult environments. We work with rights based organisations such as Save the Children, but also help corporate clients communicate with power and integrity.

 

how we do what we do.

We work with people to tell their stories through a range of communication and production skills from photography, film and layout to sound and words.

Our approach in the field is humble and we take care to preserve people’s dignity and to tell stories without sensationalising people’s situations.

 

We go directly to the people whose stories we are trying to capture. We believe our work is about listening and being open minded, deliberate and careful. This approach has enabled us to deliver engaging stories, reflecting subjects’ own perspectives, to dozens of clients over the years.

 

why we do what we do.

We are driven by the belief that everyone has an equal right to a voice.

“I believe in every person’s right to a voice – their own voice, without being sensationalised or made to fit a mould. When we do work that gives people a voice that they would not otherwise have, I enjoy myself. If we can contribute to meaningful understanding – using film, photography and words –  I know we’re doing the right thing.”

Mats Lignell, director

 

People who have no voice feel that others control their story, that ultimately other people control their life. By bringing a chance to tell their own story, we can provide people with dignity and power.

what we do.

We manage productions from complex multi-country film, photography and print projects to short, time sensitive campaign material production on location. We work with experienced producers, camera people and local practitioners.

We always assemble a small and dedicated team that we trust, giving our clients peace of mind and the people we meet the confidence to speak in a safe and enabling environment.

We use photography to enable our clients, and their stakeholders and communities, to tell their stories. Whether it’s for a magazine highlighting the impact of child mortality or for an online report on the psychosocial needs of refugee children, photography helps readers come closer.

Video is unique in its ability to bridge gulfs between people. To see and hear someone brings the viewer closer to understanding their world. We are driven by our ambition to do justice to people’s stories and to enhance understanding across distance and inequality. We work with videographers with local knowledge and who care deeply for the communities and the people they film.

We strive to bring out people’s stories as clearly as possible in all our print productions. We have years of experience producing print and digital materials, from large reports with significant technical content to rapid production of case studies and communication toolkits. We work with designers and writers with NGO and corporate experience, creating the visual and content impact our clients need to get their message across.

 

key people.

Mats Lignell founded Unsaid in 2015 after working as a communications manager for Save the Children in Afghanistan for four years and then as a freelance communications consultant and photographer. He previously worked as a TV news journalist in Sweden and was also head of press for a diplomatic mission in the West Bank. He has lived and worked in Sweden, Sri Lanka, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.

 

Unsaid currently works with five to six freelancers on a regular basis and we use established contacts when working on location around the world.

contact.

Unsaid is based in London.

If you’re interested in working with us, please email Mats at: mats@unsaidcommunications.com or for general enquiries hello@unsaidcommunications.com.

 

legal.

Unsaid Communications Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 9785185.

Registered office: 22 The Square, The Millfields, Plymouth PL1 3JX, UK

Contact

Email us at hello @ unsaidcommunications.com