Our story

We founded Unfold Stories in 2017 with the idea that stories matter, whatever the platform. 

We make inspiring immersive experiences, photo features, short films and multimedia.  We can help your organisation or business tell its story through creative content that engages audiences, and campaigns that cut through for real impact.

We bring diverse disciplines and backgrounds to our work - filmmaking, photography, technology, journalism, campaigns, international affairs, design and interactives.

We love to take a complex comms challenge and produce memorable, brilliant results.

Unfold Stories is based in Haggerston, east London. We work with clients all over the world, and a group of fantastic creatives. We are registered with Companies House in England, number 10551981.


 

Executive team

  Marisol Grandon, CEO and Founder   Marisol loves stories, communication, technology, virtual reality and everything that happens in-between. She has worked at the highest levels of international affairs. She started Unfold Stories in 2017 after 8 years at the UK's Department for International Development where she was Head of Creative Content.  She is recognised across the international sector for immersive stories, digital strategy, social media, low-cost campaigns and high quality, original photography, video and design.  Marisol is a journalist and filmmaker by background. She started her career in journalism at the Telegraph and continues to write features for Sight & Sound magazine on cinematic virtual reality.  Marisol is a 2017 #BIMA100 and also the founder of @VRWomen, a social media initiative to rally a generation of inspiring female XR directors.

Marisol Grandon, CEO and Founder

Marisol loves stories, communication, technology, virtual reality and everything that happens in-between. She has worked at the highest levels of international affairs. She started Unfold Stories in 2017 after 8 years at the UK's Department for International Development where she was Head of Creative Content.

She is recognised across the international sector for immersive stories, digital strategy, social media, low-cost campaigns and high quality, original photography, video and design.

Marisol is a journalist and filmmaker by background. She started her career in journalism at the Telegraph and continues to write features for Sight & Sound magazine on cinematic virtual reality.

Marisol is a 2017 #BIMA100 and also the founder of @VRWomen, a social media initiative to rally a generation of inspiring female XR directors.

  Simon Davis, Creative Director and Founder   Simon is a multimedia creator, editor and producer with 13 years' experience in visual and creative content. He uses photography, film, VR and social media to tell stories of people at the heart of global issues.  Mainly focussed on the international development sector, he has worked at the forefront of public and third sector communications, including the Prime Minister’s Office and Panos London. His work on the Ebola and Typhoon Haiyan crises for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) helped the agency win two top communications awards.  Simon's work has been featured by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Channel 4 News and TIME. He also worked with the UN, Google, Gates Foundation and Nike Foundation among others.  Since 2016, he has increasingly focussed on immersive storytelling, producing DFID's first 360 experience and developing and shooting Google Expeditions on international development issues. In 2017, he joined Marisol as a founding partner of Unfold Stories and went on to direct its first 360 film, Ayan's Journey.

Simon Davis, Creative Director and Founder

Simon is a multimedia creator, editor and producer with 13 years' experience in visual and creative content. He uses photography, film, VR and social media to tell stories of people at the heart of global issues.

Mainly focussed on the international development sector, he has worked at the forefront of public and third sector communications, including the Prime Minister’s Office and Panos London. His work on the Ebola and Typhoon Haiyan crises for the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) helped the agency win two top communications awards.

Simon's work has been featured by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Channel 4 News and TIME. He also worked with the UN, Google, Gates Foundation and Nike Foundation among others.

Since 2016, he has increasingly focussed on immersive storytelling, producing DFID's first 360 experience and developing and shooting Google Expeditions on international development issues. In 2017, he joined Marisol as a founding partner of Unfold Stories and went on to direct its first 360 film, Ayan's Journey.

  Kara Chiuchiarelli, Producer   Kara is a multimedia producer, designer, writer and editor with 8 years' experience in media, digital insight and evaluation, nonprofit communications and public relations (PR).  She has previously worked for the Department for International Development in communications data & design and private sector business engagement. She has also worked for Minority Rights Group International, regional newspapers in the United States, and Marquette University through its O'Brien Public Service Journalism Fellowship programme.  Kara has an Honors BA in Communications and journalism from Marquette University and and an MSc with Merit in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development from King's College London's International Development Institute.

Kara Chiuchiarelli, Producer

Kara is a multimedia producer, designer, writer and editor with 8 years' experience in media, digital insight and evaluation, nonprofit communications and public relations (PR).

She has previously worked for the Department for International Development in communications data & design and private sector business engagement. She has also worked for Minority Rights Group International, regional newspapers in the United States, and Marquette University through its O'Brien Public Service Journalism Fellowship programme.

Kara has an Honors BA in Communications and journalism from Marquette University and and an MSc with Merit in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development from King's College London's International Development Institute.