Harnessing the power of history
Historic Productions tells the story of your location, property or business with a unique, custom made suite of media. Your story deserves more than a few fuzzy pictures and dull text - it’s what brings your world to life, and our award-winning and diverse team is here to do that just for you.
Heritage is Context.
Context gives things meaning. Knowing the meaning of something leads to deeper more meaningful experiences, creating a sense of belonging and understanding, a sense of attachment and community.
What value can heritage bring to my business?
A commercial advantage:
Interactive media drives traffic straight to your booking site, not via a 3rd party
Pioneering guest experience enhancement
Brand advantage through unique content
Long-term recoup of funds spent on planning permissions and restoration costs
Increase employee wellbeing and retention
We transform history
Historic Productions provides a menu of services that are customised entirely for your location, values and objectives. We will deliver a curated package of media, retail strategy and implementation that will be tailored for your unique needs.
Fundraising and Development
Whether commercial or charitable, all cultural projects require funding and strategies for development that will boost their likelihood of success. We offer a network of skills and experience to bring your project to fruition. Click here to see endorsements from some of our clients.
Drone footage featuring digital infographics. Interactive visualisations of your property with guides. Digital reconstructions of your historic environment. Interviews with owners, architects and guests.
Publications and guides
With handcrafted illustrations and architectural drawings.
Exhibitions and Retail units
Curated for your location, using your artefacts to tell the story of your building.
Our team has curated events ranging from conferences to fancy dress balls in historic locations around the UK. Recent venues include the Hellfire Caves, Spencer House and the Union Club.
We will work with you to curate a package of media that aligns seamlessly with your own branding, media and marketing, making your story sing.
Site survey and stakeholder analysis
Menu presentation and selection
Design and delivery
What our clients say
Historic Productions was able to bring valuable strategy, new investors and partnerships to Placecloud. James' network, understanding and ability to represent us was invaluable in developing our business.
George Fort, Founder of Placecloud
From his base in London James has enabled Global Heritage Fund to access a funding network and carry out high quality events that have significantly moved the needle for our international organisation. His knowledge of the cultural sector, his energy and enthusiasm have been a major contributor to our work.
Nada Hosking, Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund
James Hooper and his Associates at Heritage Productions brought a wealth of expertise, knowledge and a great deal of professional respect to what we saw as an unnavigable web of complexity but James saw as a positive opportunity. Helping our museum service to define a brand vision while positively engaging multiple stakeholders was an empowering process and has set us on a track to complete the journey ourselves and truly own the outcome
James Hooper founded Historic Productons following 10 years as the UK Director of the Global Heritage Fund, working on UNESCO World Heritage Sites from China to Colombia. He’s spent years seeking innovative ways of empowering people to become stewards of their own heritage. Around the world, he’s used the power of heritage to create bonds that drive business and development for entire communities. A graduate of Cambridge University, James is a qualified solicitor and from 2016 to 2018 served as a trustee of the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Since 2018 he has been a trustee of the Prince's Foundation.
Our team of associates includes artisans from across the architectural, media and heritage sectors who share a passion for bringing the past to life with their skill and craftsmanship:
Ed Shepherd, photographer
Noel Sexton, digital media
Oliver Blackwell, photographer
Patrick Schulenberg, film maker
Thomas Chandler, virtual heritage
Rufus Blackwell, aerial vfx artist
Zeynep Iqbal, architectural designer
Tom Fair, creative content
Hannah Shimko, interpretation