We are an independent visual-effects facility founded in 2008 to provide a creative service for feature film and television productions.
Located in the heart of Soho, London, the studio is founded on a culture of originality, innovation and collaboration. Exceptional supervisors, producers and artists share their experience and passion for filmmaking to produce imaginative solutions, quick turnarounds and stunning results.
The studio's regular clients number some of the world’s top filmmakers, who return to Union time and again as a trusted technical partner and creative ally. The team works closely with clients throughout every phase of the creative process, from VFX design and previs to CG animation, digital makeup effects - gore is a particular Union talent - compositing and matte painting. Core specialties include CG environment work and invisible effects.
5 BAFTA Nominations for The Two Popes
The Two Popes has received 5 BAFTA nominations including one for outstanding British film
4 Golden Globe Nominations for The Two Popes
Fernando Meirelles' The Two Popes receives 4 Golden Globe nominations.
Keyframes for Success at BFX 2019
Union MD, Lucy Cooper was invited to BFX to share her career story and provide advice to young women starting out in the VFX industry.
Radioactive and The Two Popes Both Premiere at TIFF
Two great projects are debuting at this year's Toronto International Film Festival in September.
An Evening With Escape
We were invited by Escape Studios to come and speak about industry career paths to some of their current and future Escapees either doing, or looking to take, the Compositing for Visual Effects Course.
Union in Cold Pursuit at FMX
Creative Director Simon Hughes shows off our work on Cold Pursuit at FMX 2019.
BAFTA Crew Panel
We were invited to BAFTA to take part in a panel discussing opportunities for women working in technical roles in the Film and TV industries
How we can all have a positive impact on gender balance - takeaways from our IWD2019 panel.
Sharing Career Stories with the Lewisham Youth Theatre
Union was invited to take part as the Members’ Committee were keen to hear from someone in Visual Effects.
Stan & Ollie receive 3 BAFTA Nominations
Stan & Ollie has been nominated in the categories of Outstanding British Film, Best Make-Up & Hair and Best Actor (Steve Coogan).
Providing Industry Advice to Escapees
In December Escape Studios asked Union if they would take part in a feedback session for the students taking the evening compositing class; we sent Lindsey Lo Presti a Compositor and 3D Artist along.
The Importance of Matchmove
Union Matchmove Artist and CG Generalist Dom Maidlaw was recently invited to UAL to speak to Animation Masters Students about taking their first steps into the film industry.
ACCESS:VFX Month Edinburgh
We learned so much about visual effects but also how to go about securing a job in that field.
Halloween at Union
A spooktacular evening of fancy dress, eyeball punch, mummy wrapping and pumpkin carving.....
Three 16-Year-Olds | 3 Days | 1 VFX Company
During the school holidays in August, we were joined by three 16-year-olds , Reece, Aron and Louis, to learn more about the world of visual effects (VFX).
Union Bolster Management Team
Union bolster Management team appointing Lucy Cooper Managing Director and Simon Hughes Creative Director
FX Guide | 3 Billboards
FX Guide's Mike Seymour caught up with Union VFX Supervisor Simon Hughes to talk Three Billboards outside, Ebbing Missouri.
Heading to FMX? Please join us on Wednesday 25 April in Bertha-Benz-Saal at 9.30am for a case study on our VFX work on Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Networking with We are Stripes
Union take part in Industry Connect networking event with We are Stripes and Access: VFX
BFI Future Film Festival
Producer Noga Alon-Stein talks VFX storytelling with the filmmakers of the future
2018 Oscar Nominations
Seven nominations for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri and two for Victoria and Abdul
Three Billboards Tops the Awards Table at The Golden Globes
4 wins: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor
2018 Golden Globe Awards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Victoria and Abdul Receive Nominations
Union announces the addition of three new VFX Supervisors to support its growing number of film and television projects.
T2 Trainspotting DVD Released
Union have created 7 behind the scenes videos with Sony Pictures to promote the DVD release of T2 Trainspotting
Keswick Film Festival 2017
VFX Supervisor, Simon Hughes, introduces the film with a behind the scenes look at the VFX
Why ‘invisible effects’ are Hollywood’s best kept secret
The Telegraph is spurred on by Suffragette to investigate the world of 'invisible vfx'
Why has the UK film industry been making waves worldwide?
The Guardian's Mark Williams asks Union Co-Founder and VFX Producer Tim Caplan for his take on why the UK is proving such an attractive proposition for filmmakers from around the globe.