First Take works closely in collaboration to create imaginative, positive, fantastic looking films that tell your stories. We work with national charities, arts organisations, local authorities, community and voluntary organisations, schools and youth organisations. We offer a full service from concept to delivery on DVD and/or as web content.    

We tailor your story, ideas and film to your exact requirements. Contact us

Promotional films

We work to your brief, whatever it entails and wherever it takes us. This promo was shot on location throughout the North of England.  It was for the Northern Rural Touring Consortium to promote, explain and showcase their work.




Artistic collaborations

We love to work on collaborations with other artists and arts organisations.  This short film ‘Tmesis’ was such a project working with Tmesis Theatre to create a film version of their highly acclaimed theatre piece.  We even worked together on the funding bid to make the project happen!

Raising awareness films

Many productions are about raising awareness like our work with Barnardo's Young Carers. Aimed at mental health professionals it dealt with hard-hitting issues of caring for a parent with mental health problems. It not only helped to change attitudes but also policy.


Short films

This short film 'Bad Words' was a great collaboration. They wrote the script and we adapted it for film, held auditions in the school, shot the film with the First Take crew, edited the film on site at the school and finally it was screened at a buzzing premiere night at the school for pupils, teachers, parents and local people. 


Health and wellbeing

We do a lot of work on projects around health and well being including this short film ‘Stamp It Out’ working closely with young people in Salford through the Salford Youth Service to create a piece that would be hard-hitting enough to help them quit smoking.  Here is a trailer for the film.



Event coverage

We often cover events, including multi-camera shoots.  This film is the coverage of the ‘On The Waterfront’ event for Liverpool City Council and Walk The Plank.